History Main / ComputerEqualsTapedrive

8th Feb '16 7:44:18 PM PaulA
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* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' not only does the [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension Yoyodyne]]-built [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20071208.html computer]] in the Generictown University Science Department have a tape drive (to be fair, the Dean's personal computer is a [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20071229.html TRS-80)]], but so does a random [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20091229.html gizmo]] on the alien planet of Butane.
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* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' not only does the [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension Yoyodyne]]-built [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20071208.html computer]] in the Generictown University Science Department have a tape drive (to be fair, the Dean's personal computer is a [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20071229.html TRS-80)]], but so does a random [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20091229.html gizmo]] on the alien planet of Butane.
9th Jan '16 10:32:37 AM nombretomado
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* In one of the numerous ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' TV specials, the Atlanteans have a giant machine which can shrink people down to the size of viruses, and everyone's data gets stored on a magnetic tape drive. * A first season episode of the ''SuperFriends'' featured the G.E.E.C., a computer that could replace all the world's laborers. It filled many rooms, and sported several reel-to-reel tape drives.
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* In one of the numerous ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' TV specials, the Atlanteans have a giant machine which can shrink people down to the size of viruses, and everyone's data gets stored on a magnetic tape drive. * A first season episode of the ''SuperFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' featured the G.E.E.C., a computer that could replace all the world's laborers. It filled many rooms, and sported several reel-to-reel tape drives.
23rd Jul '15 6:18:11 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''MegasXLR'' in the episode "Viva Las Megas", which features [[MonsterOfTheWeek R.E.C.R]], a giant military robot built in the 60's. It has a tape reel and a "massive" 56 kilobyte processor.
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* Played with in ''MegasXLR'' ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' in the episode "Viva Las Megas", which features [[MonsterOfTheWeek R.E.C.R]], a giant military robot built in the 60's. It has a tape reel and a "massive" 56 kilobyte processor.
10th Jul '15 1:39:38 PM bwburke94
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No longer as common, since in RealLife, almost everybody[[note]]except certain industrial class backup systems[[/note]] has stopped using the old-fashioned 9-track mag tape reel because of size and cost, e.g. a 6250 bpi, 1600 foot tape could hold, at most, a little over 100 megabytes of data,[[note]]the normal maximum block size is 32760 bytes, and each 32760-byte block takes, with the gap following it, 5.992 inches[[/note]] and costs about US$12. By 2012, it was possible to walk into a stationery store and buy a microSD card the size of a man's thumbnail for close to $12, and it would hold at least 4 billion bytes, or about 50 times as much as the above tape reel. And that's not even the cheapest example. A top-the-line 4 terabyte[[note]]that's 4,000,000 megabytes, since disk drives are sized in decimal, not binary, units[[/note]] hard drive could often be purchased at or under US$200. That means data storage on modern hardware is ''[[ReadingsAreOffTheScale thousands]]'' of times cheaper today, and that's before factoring in inflation.[[note]]It's impractical to use because of extremely slow random access, not because of low capacity and high cost. Most have moved on to modern tape cassette drives, which has a capacity of up to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tape_drive#History 5 terabytes.]][[/note]]
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No longer as common, since in RealLife, almost everybody[[note]]except certain industrial class backup systems[[/note]] has stopped using the old-fashioned 9-track mag tape reel because of size and cost, e.g. a 6250 bpi, 1600 foot tape could hold, at most, a little over 100 megabytes of data,[[note]]the normal maximum block size is 32760 bytes, and each 32760-byte block takes, with the gap following it, 5.992 inches[[/note]] and costs about US$12. By 2012, it was possible to walk into a stationery store and buy a microSD card the size of a man's thumbnail for close to $12, and it would hold at least 4 billion bytes, or about 50 times as much as the above tape reel. And that's not even the cheapest example. A top-the-line 4 terabyte[[note]]that's 4,000,000 megabytes, since disk drives are sized in decimal, not binary, units[[/note]] 4 ''trillion'' bytes[[/note]] hard drive could often be purchased at or under US$200. That means data storage on modern hardware is ''[[ReadingsAreOffTheScale thousands]]'' of times cheaper today, and that's before factoring in inflation.[[note]]It's impractical to use because of extremely slow random access, not because of low capacity and high cost. Most have moved on to modern tape cassette drives, which has a capacity of up to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tape_drive#History 5 terabytes.]][[/note]]
22nd May '15 11:39:43 AM Medinoc
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* Magnetic tapes are STILL USED today, and new developments are still being made. Fujifilm has announced a 158 TB tape to be available in 2015.
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* Magnetic tapes are STILL USED today, mainly in backup and archiving procedures, and new developments are still being made. Fujifilm has announced a 158 TB tape to be available in 2015.
8th Mar '15 1:03:11 PM TheUnsquished
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* In ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' not only does the [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension Yoyodyne]]-built [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20071208.html computer]] in the Generictown University Science Department have a tape drive (to be fair, the Dean's personal computer is a [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20071229.html TRS-80)]], but so does a random [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20091229.html gizmo]] on the alien planet of Butane.
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* In ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' not only does the [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension Yoyodyne]]-built [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20071208.html computer]] in the Generictown University Science Department have a tape drive (to be fair, the Dean's personal computer is a [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20071229.html TRS-80)]], but so does a random [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20091229.html gizmo]] on the alien planet of Butane.
5th Feb '15 4:40:42 PM Elusivehawk
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->'' "Whoa, whoa, what's this? Are you kidding me? Are we using tape reel computers? Noooo! Wait ... are those slots for punched cards?" '' -->-- '''Gordon Freeman''', ''FreemansMind''
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->'' "Whoa, ->''"Whoa, whoa, what's this? Are you kidding me? Are we using tape reel computers? Noooo! Wait ... are those slots for punched cards?" '' cards?"'' -->-- '''Gordon Freeman''', ''FreemansMind'' ''Machinima/FreemansMind''
11th Dec '14 6:20:53 PM Generalcamo
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* Magnetic tapes are STILL USED today, and new developments are still being made. Fujifilm has announced a 158 TB tape to be available in 2015. ** The reason is that magnetic tapes can be easily swapped quickly (since only the tape needs to be replaced) while hard drives cannot (unless the center pays for a hard drive that can, which can cost thousands).
27th Nov '14 12:13:05 AM rjung
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* Creator/{{Zaccaria}}'s ''Pinball/{{Robot}}'' has a band of multicolored blinking lights around its torso.
6th Oct '14 11:08:17 AM m8e
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m8IOD-wk9g music video]] for the song "Computer Games" by [[NewWaveMusic NewWave]] group Mi-Sex was filmed on location at what was then Control Data Corp's [[UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}} North Sydney]] processing centre. In 1979. It does overlap with ComputerEqualsMonitor though.
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m8IOD-wk9g music video]] for the song "Computer Games" by [[NewWaveMusic NewWave]] New Wave]] group Mi-Sex was filmed on location at what was then Control Data Corp's [[UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}} North Sydney]] processing centre. In 1979. It does overlap with ComputerEqualsMonitor though.
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