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Apr 14 2015   7:20AM GMT

IBM says it can put 220 terabytes in the palm of your hand

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IBM is working on putting 220 terabytes of storage in a palm-sized tape cartridge. The company has developed breakthrough technology that shrinks the size of bits for magnetic tape and offers ability to store 123 billion bits of uncompressed data on a square inch of magnetic tape.

“Many people are surprised that there is still a vibrant tape industry,” said Mark Lantz, manager for exploratory tape at IBM Research. “This new technology will enable future products. The aerial density in disks is slowing down and tape is becoming more attractive.”

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  • TheRealRaven
    I easily recall being impressed when 1.44MB diskettes let me carry so much in my short pocket, leaving 5.25" (and 8"!) floppies behind. Then dual-density, and dual-sided... and... and...
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