IBM Scientists to Store 330TB of Uncompressed Data in Minor Tape

IBM Scientists to Store 330TB of Uncompressed Data in Minor Tape

USB, a stick that made it possible to store a huge amount of data that becomes easy to carry. Like the USB, another latest step in the same unit taken by IBM scientists. IBM Scientists to Store 330TB of Uncompressed Data in Minor Tape

According to new world record, IBM scientists are using a new Sony’s “Magnetic Tape”. This tape enable you to store 330 terabytes of uncompressed data. The tape drive is very small that you can hold it using the palm of your hand. It invented over 60 years ago for traditionally used to store tax documents and health care record. Sony decided to scale up storage on taps for another decade.

IBM Scientists to Store 330TB of Uncompressed Data in Minor Tape

IBM fellow Evangelos Eleftheriou said in a statement:

The tape has traditionally been use for video archives, back-up files, replicas for disaster recovery and retention of information on premise, but the industry is also expanding to off-premise applications in the cloud.

He added:

While sputtered tape expected to cost a little more to manufacture than current commercial tape, the potential for very high capacity will make the cost per terabyte very attractive, making this technology practical for cold storage in the cloud.

Working closely with Sony, the IBM stated:

The results of this collaboration have led to various improvements in the media technology, such as advanced roll-to-roll technology for long sputtered tape fabrication and better lubricant technology, which stabilizes the functionality of the magnetic tape.

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