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Why is C14 Cold Storage technology much more reliable than tape storage technologies?

Firstly, C14 Cold Storage’s hard disk drive-based technology offers much better random data access time. 
In fact, it takes only a few milliseconds to access your data, whereas access to a tape platform requires: 
  • A tape library to identify the cartridge on which the data is stored;
  • Reading several kilometers of tape to retrieve it.
In addition, C14 Cold Storage enables parallel writing to multiple disks simultaneously, providing very high read and write speeds. 
Redundancy is achieved by advanced parity mechanisms (6+3) on a large number of media, whereas tape technology does not allow this and is limited to CRC.
Finally, there is no risk of mechanical part failure (ex: robot) or wear and tear (tape drive).
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