New IBM, Fujifilm prototype breaks world record, delivers record 27X more areal density than today’s tape drives
Ten months ago we assembled a team from IBM Research in Switzerland and IBM tape developers based in Tucson, Arizona, to try to build something which has never been built before to address a risk that may not materialize for another decade or more. As you can tell, we love a good challenge.
Moshe Rappoport, Trend Expert, IBM Research THINK Lab in Zurich explains tape storage for the rest of us.
IBM scientists have demonstrated an areal recording density of 123 billion bits of uncompressed data per square inch on low cost, particulate magnetic tape, a breakthrough which represents the equivalent of a 220 terabyte tape cartridge that could fit in the palm of your hand. To put this into perspective, 220 terabytes of data is […]