IBM Sets Magnetic Tape Data Density Record: 35TB Of Storage

IBM and Fujifilm have spent the last three years working to improve magnetic tape data density, and the result is a prototype with a density of 29.5 billion bits per square inch - enough to hold 35TB of data.

That's about 39 times the areal data density of today's best products and 44 times the capacity of today's IBM LTO Generation 4 cartridge. Plus, tape has cost advantage over flash and HDD, which makes it an attractive option for businesses that need to store large amounts of data. [PR Newswire]

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