DLT uses linear serpentine recording with multiple tracks on half-inch
(12.7 mm) wide tape. The cartridges contain a single reel and the tape
is pulled out of the cartridge by means of a leader tape attached to the
takeup reel inside the drive.
Label quality is critical to data management and in many ways represents
one of the most important components of any media library. For nearly,
20 years Tri-Optic has been the world leader in Media Label Technology,
offering T10000, LTO, 3480, 3592, 9840, DLT, SDLT, 8mm AIT, 4mm and
Optical bar code labels.
Enterprise tapes are tapes formatted based on the needs of business organizations. These tapes are the backbone of most large-scale and small-scale business backup solutions for most organizations worldwide. It should not surprise anyone therefore that enterprise tapes too are based on a half-inch tape format (like LTO, DLT, etc).