This storage device is mainly used for backing up data. Meeting the data needs are the fastest growing needs of every person, home, business sector and every social setting as well where people make use of technology. Hence, tape drives also helps you to serve as a storage device which is mainly used for backing up data due to the fact that tape drives have to scan through lots of tape to read small amounts of scattered data. They are an economical option as compared to other storage devices and they typically possess large capacities for storing data. Multiple tapes can benefit you to make incremental backups which proves to be a very economical option when compared to multiple hard drives.