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Travan
Last modified: Sunday, March 22, 1998 

A magnetic tape technology developed by 3M Corporation that allows for higher data densities. Travan has been standardized by the QIC consortium, and is backward compatible with older QIC standards. This means that Travan tape drives can read and write older QIC tapes a well as the newer high-capacity Travan tapes. The following table shows tape capacities (uncompressed) and QIC compatibilities for the different Travan levels, 1 to 4.
Travan Level Uncompressed StorageQIC compatibility
TR-1400 MBQIC-80-MC
TR-2800 MBQIC-3010-MC
TR-31.6 GBQIC-3020-MC
TR-44 GBQIC-3095-MC

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