This is an interesting article on the pros and cons of broadcast content archiving and I can understand the need to have a more manageable way of archiving and preserving programmes for future generations. But I do not agree entirely with some of the comments put forward with regards to tape.

Personally I do not think tape is as dead as many people may think, just look at LTO Tapes we’re now upto generation 6 which holds 2.5TB of data and has a shelf life of between 15 to 30 years. When we consider its humble beginnings back in 2000 storing just 100GB of data and now storing 2.5TB of data we can get a sense of just how far tape has evolved and I hope it continues to be alternative solution for archiving.

Does anyone else have a view on this? I’d be very interesting in knowing what that is.

Here is the link to the article:-