Magnetic Tape is Capable of Storing 35TB

Fujifilm and IBM have been working on increasing the capacity of magnetic tape and have managed to create a tape capable of storing up to 35TB of data on it. 35TB allows the tape to hold the contents of 35 million books which if printed/shelved they would require a shelf 248 miles long.

The 35TB capacity has increase storage by 44 times compared to the next largest tape and has been achieved by making the magnetic particles smaller and still capable of keeping their state. The tape measures 800 meters in length and per square inch 29.5 billion bits of data can be stored.

It’s quite an achievement and the product will be made primarily for data centres to back up data.

Via: CrunchGear

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