Meta Platforms, Inc., Menlo Park, CA, has been assigned a patent (11,410,687) developed by Cai, Yu, Palo Alto, CA, Fu, Chengyan, Zhang, Haoci, Seattle, WA, and Mah, John, Westminster, CO, for “write efficiency management for tape cartridge writing.“
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “One or more write efficiency metrics are determined. The one or more write efficiency metrics are associated with a tape storage drive while the tape storage drive is operating on one or more tape storage media cartridges to write data sets to the one or more tape storage media cartridges. It is predicted whether the tape storage drive would be able to write an entire set of data sets to a current tape storage media cartridge based on the one or more write efficiency metrics. It is determined whether a different tape storage drive is to be utilized to complete writing of the entire set of data sets to the current tape storage media cartridge based on the prediction.”
The patent application was filed on August 31, 2021 (17/463,380).