Tape

ZX Microdrive (QL front)Dates are approximate and refer to availability in the UK or Europe where known, otherwise for US.

1940s

Open reel instrumentation and data logging tape (1949 – 2000s)

1950s

LEO tape  (1958 – 1981)

1960s

DECtape (1964 – 1980s)

9-track tape (1964 – 2003)

1970s

QIC Data Cartridge (1972 – 2000s)

DC100 (1975 – early 1980s)

Compact Cassette (1975- late 1980s)

QIC Minicartridge (late 1970s – mid 1990s)

DECtape II (1978 – early 1980s)

Exatron String Floppy (1978 – 1986)

1980s

Milton Bradley Omni (1980 – early 1980s)

HP 82176A Mini Data Cassette (1982 – mid 1980s)

Coleco Adam High Speed Digital Data Pack (1983 – 1985)

ZX Microdrive (1983 – 1987)

Wafadrive (1984 – late 1980s)

IBM 3480 (1984 – 2004)

Digital Linear Tape (DLT) (1984 – )

Streamer cassette (late 1980s – late 1990s)

Digital Data Storage (DDS) (1989 – 2007)

8mm / Data8 (1987 – late 1990s)

1990s

SD1 (1990s – 2000s)

Ditto (1992 – 1999)

QIC-Wide (1994 – 2000s)

Mammoth / Mammoth-2 (1994 – 2001)

Digital Tape Format (DTF) (1994 – 2004)

IBM Magstar 3590 (1995 – )

Travan (1995 – 2002)

QIC-EXtra (QIC EX) (1996 – 2000s)

Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) (1996 – 2010)

IBM Magstar MP 3570 (1996 – 2002)

StorageTek 9840 (1998 – 2009)

VXA (1999 – late 2000s)

Advanced Digital Recording (ADR) (1999 – 2003)

2000s

Linear Tape-Open (LTO) (2000 – )

Super DLT (2001 – )

Super Advanced Intelligent Tape (SAIT) (2003 – 2010)

StorageTek T10000 / T10000 T2 (2006 – )

DAT 160 / 320 (2007 – )