We deal with a government office that wants us to use Write Once Read Many tapes to backup our data e.g passport copies etc. I have been looking for suppliers the only two are sony and ibm. Has anyone used this system if so how much does it cost?
i alway thought that WORM(T) stood for Write Once, Read Many (Times) (Not tapes) .Eg a CD-R...you can write once to it, but read from it many times...where as a tape type storeage solution it re-writable...you can write to it as many times as you want...it just writes over the old stuff...not very Write Once.....
Worm tapes are another development which is supposed to provide a secure backup facility
The tapes and the hardware have special security functions embedded which ensure through combined software and hardware (I am assured) that each tape can only be written to once while allowing numerous readings of said tape and preventing erasures.