While discussing my new tape library a friend asked "why tape?"
The answer is pretty simple:
- LTO-6 is $7.58/TiB
- 8TB HDs are $24.83/TiB
At the end if the day I can get tape for 1/3 the price of hard drives. While the upfront cost of tape is higher ($4500 for tape vs $1500 for disk), it becomes worth it pretty quick to me.