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185 TB of data on a C90 cassette tape


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#1 Crazy Cat

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 12:05 AM

Posted in 2014: Sony just unveiled tape that holds a whopping 148 GB per square inch, meaning a cassette could hold 185 TB of data.

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Are you ready for the 185-terabyte on a C90 cassette tape. http://www.breitbart.com/blog/2014/05/05/are-you-ready-for-the-185-terabyte-cassette-tape/

Sony Crams 3,700 Blu-Rays' Worth of Storage in a Single Cassette Tape. http://gizmodo.com/sony-crams-3-700-blu-rays-worth-of-storage-in-a-single-1571508568

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 12:09 AM

I still have the tapes from my Commodore 64.



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Posted 29 June 2016 - 02:35 PM

I still have the tapes from my Commodore 64.

 

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 03:15 PM

It's not a "regular" cassette tape, it's a special one they developed.  I wouldn't trust my data to magnetic tape for long periods either.  For a business doing daily backups and rotating tape stock for offsite/DR storage, it's ok,  For the home user...meh.
 
I'm much more interested in this:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/data-storage-technique-packs-360-tb-data-glass-disk-eternity/

Edited by Ram4x4, 06 July 2016 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 08:04 PM

It's not a "regular" cassette tape, it's a special one they developed.  I wouldn't trust my data to magnetic tape for long periods either.  For a business doing daily backups and rotating tape stock for offsite/DR storage, it's ok,  For the home user...meh. I'm much more interested in this:http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/data-storage-technique-packs-360-tb-data-glass-disk-eternity/

Yes, that's the quartz (SiO2) memory http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a19459/is-a-quartz-hard-drive-the-first-immortal-storage-medium/ and there's also the DNA http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a14114/this-dna-hard-drive-can-survive-millions-of-years/

I'm interested to see if Sony will develop 3.5-inch floppy disks with this 148 GB per square inch tape?

Edited by Crazy Cat, 07 July 2016 - 12:30 AM.

 

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 07:31 AM

It's been quite a few years, but I recall an article about a 1cm crystal cube being used as memory/data storage in a 3-d arrangement. Two lasers were used to focus on the crystalline lattices. Unfortunately it seems that it didn't do well as it made news for a while, then we heard no more about it.

I also recall an article that IBM had developed some super simple magnetic memory ala what we normally see in the form if sticks. It was simple (used a tightly packed grid) and the bits were turned on and off with an electrical pulse (the bits were located physically on the chips at the intersection of a vertical and horizontal trace). It was touted as the cheapest and fastest RAM ever invented, many times faster than even static RAM and was non-volatile. One of the goals was to replace HDD's. It was to be used as both system memory and storage all in one. Again, made a great splash in tech news, but then we never heard anymore about it.


Right now I'm using 100GB M-DISCs for long term storage of my data (I'm a hobbiest photographer). I save all my photos to my NAS and after post processing, once I get 100GB or so of photos, I dump them to an M-DISC. The SiO2 disk technology is very appealing. I hope they can get it to market in the near future.




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