Seagate Removable Storage Solutions (RSS) and
Imation Corp. announced today plans for future Travan tape drive technology migration. Although no specific products or technology initiatives were announced, the two companies said they plan to produce Travan products in higher capacities, with greater performance and for more unique solutions.
Imation launched the Travan tape drive in 1995. It’s based on a linear recording system that features a cartridge design that the companies say reduces tape stress, ensures data integrity and increases drive and cartridge reliability. Both companies see growth potential for Travan tape backup subsystems with notebook computers, workstations and entry-level server backup. More than 10 million Travan-based tape drives are now in use worldwide, according to Seagate and Imation.
The Travan drives are available in ATAPI/IDE, SCSI, FireWire and USB interface configurations, and supports Mac OS, Windows, Linux and Unix-equipped computers. Imation and Seagate offer drives and tapes with up to 20GB of individual capacity.