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A storage tape with the capacity of almost 200 hard drives?

TORPC
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A storage tape with the capacity of almost 200 hard drives?

[quote=http://www.kitguru.net/channel/generaltech/matthew-wilson/a-storage-tape-with-the-capacity-of-almost-200-hard-drives/]Researchers at Sony have created a new kind of magnetic tape that can store 148GB of data per square inch which is impressive in itself but the company is planning to sell cartridges that will hold up to 185TB of data- it’s essentially an old school tape with the capacity of a couple of hundred hard drives… well that’s not exactly it but it’s not too dissimilar.
These new tapes will drastically cut down on the space required for backup libraries amongst other storage needs. The tape is manufactured using a vacuum thin film forming system which creates a string of uniformly orientated nano-crystals in a layer less than five micrometers thick.

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Re: A storage tape with the capacity of almost 200 hard drives?

Things go full circle. I had one of those years ago.
Of course it never held as much data. Smiley

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Re: A storage tape with the capacity of almost 200 hard drives?

many a top 40 was recorded on TDK's