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Fujifilm Created a Magnetic Tape That Can Store 580 Terabytes


Fujifilm has announced that it has set a new world record by creating a magnetic storage tape that can store a staggering 580 terabytes of data.

The breakthrough, developed jointly with IBM Research, uses a new magnetic particle called Strontium Ferrite (SrFe), commonly used as a raw material for making motor magnets. Fujifilm has been investigating Strontium Ferrite as a possible successor to Barium Ferrite (BaFe), which is the leading material today.

To put 580 terabytes in perspective, it’s roughly the equivalent of 120,000 DVDs or 786,977 CDs — IBM notes that stacking that many CDs would result in a tower 3,097 feet (944m) tall, or taller than Burj Kalifa, the world’s tallest building.

All that data can now fit in a tape cartridge in the palm of your hand

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Don't know about the current tape technology but the old technology has proven to be very reliable even after a decade of being in storage. However the drives and the tape are well beyond the price range of any normal home user.

Being targeted towards Cloud providers would also more than likely ensure yet another extremely high cost for drives and media, but a good solution for the Cloud if it works out well



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