jeudi 3 août 2017

IBM sets new record for tape storage

IBM has revealed a major step forward in its storage capabilities with a new world record. The computing giant has revealed that researchers have been able to fit 330 terabytes of uncompressed data into a single palm-sized tape cartridge -- equivalent to around 201 gigabytes per square inch. The cartridge uses prototype sputtered magnetic tape, which is able to carry around 20 times more data than currently available commercial tape drives. "This really demonstrates the potential to continue scaling tape technology, basically at historical rates of doubling the capacity every two years, at least for the next 10 years," IBM Research's Dr Mark… [Continue Reading]

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