You need to store thirty days of backups that total 2 TB in size each day. Which of these would be the best storage media to use for these backups?
A) Blu-ray discs
B) Hard drives
C) Magnetic tapes
D) Flash memory
E) Solid-state drives
F) I’ll just keep them under my mattress
The answer: C) Magnetic tapes
Magnetic tapes are a very inexpensive way to store large amounts of data over an extended period of time. The access times to save and retrieve information from magnetic tape is much longer than other storage types, but the cost of storing the data is significantly less than other storage types.
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