9840/9940/T10000 - Can a WORM/Volsafe Tape be Used as a Regular Data Tape? (Doc ID 1016843.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 08, 2017

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek 9840B Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun StorageTek 9840 Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun StorageTek 9840D Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun StorageTek T10000B Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun StorageTek 9940 Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable and later
All Platforms

Goal

Description
*VolSafe Cartridges * The original write once, read many (WORM) tape-based storage solution, Oracle/StorageTek[TM]'s VolSafe secure media can be configured to meet the most stringent storage regulatory requirements, such as:

- Sarbanes-Oxley Act2

- Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)

- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

- Department of Defense Disclaimers VolSafe- and WORM-enabled tape drives provide fast access and high performance with non-erasable, non-rewritable formats. Data can be written on or appended to a tape cartridge until it is full. This data can NOT be overwritten or erased without destroying the cartridge. Unlike many other alternatives, /all /Oracle/StorageTek T-Series tape drives are VolSafe-technology-capable allowing the customer to simply purchase the media, not a new drive.

VolSafe and WORM cartridges can often be identified by the color, for example:

- T10000 cartridges use the color yellow to identify VolSafe cartridge.

- 9840 cartridges use the color green.

- LTO3 technology uses two-tone cartridges to identify WORM cartridges.

- SDLT drives can convert /standard data cartridges /into WORM cartridges 2.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act introduced highly significant legislative changes to financial practice and corporate governance regulations.

Solution

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