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advanced lossless data compression (streamer) (ALDC)

Advanced Lossless Data Compression (ALDC) is a lossless compression technique used in tape drives. The method developed by IBM uses a derivative of the LZ method to compress data without loss.

The compression factor of the ALDC algorithm is influenced by various data parameters.

ALDC is a very efficient compression method that typically achieves compression ratios of 2.5:1, which is about 20% higher than the values achievable with other compression methods.

ALDC is often used in combination with Memory Expansion Technology( MXT), which increases throughput by means of extremely fast compression/ decompression. The ALDC process is used in Advanced Intelligent Tape( AIT), Mammoth drives and Linear Tape Open( LTO), among others.

Englisch: advanced lossless data compression (streamer) - ALDC
Updated at: 11.10.2013
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Links: compression, method, Lempel, Ziv (LZ), data, loss
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