Monday, January 25, 2010

35TBs of storage on one tape

So Fujifilm and IBM have figured out a way to cram 35 TeraBytes onto one tape cartridge.

Fujifilm and IBM have demonstrated a world record in data density on linear magnetic tape - a density of 29.5 billion bits per square inch with magnetic tape media developed using the BaFe particle.

The demonstration points to the possibility of developing a single tape cartridge capable of holding 35 terabytes of uncompressed data at least 44 times the amount of data that the current Generation 4 LTO Ultrium data cartridge holds.

That's 44 times one of these:

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