Using a Tape Drive

Tape drives offer a tremendous amount of storage space at a relatively low cost. However, because of the slow rate at which they can read and write data, tape drives are limited to a single purpose: data archival and backup. However, for these functions, a tape drive is very useful.

To learn about tape drives and backing up your Mac, see "Backing Up Your System," p. 887.

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