Magnetic film with one or more stripes of oxide applied longitudinally on the film base. Typically, a “striped” tape refers to a tape which contains only a timecode track. See striping; also film soundtrack, single-stripe.
Striped Drives stripped drives are essentially running in parallel, as if they were all part of one disk. This helps to increase the speed of your system. You can add more disks to a stripe and the speed will go up with the number of drives, although it may not be proportionally. Unfortunately, the risk to your data also goes up with the number of drives on a stripe. If something were to happen to one of the drives, you would lose part of your data, and end up with completely corrupted data.« Back to Glossary Index