Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

IBM Squeezes Record 330TB Data In A Tiny Magnetic Tape Catridge

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Cecilia Poole | 03 August, 2017, 00:42

Tape storage drives may have been around for 60 years, but they're still breaking records.

IBM has smashed an important data storage record by producing a prototype tape cartridge small enough to fit in the palm of a hand which can store 330 TB of uncompressed data - the equivalent of about 330 million books, according to an International Business Times report.

"That translates to a potential cartridge capacity of 330 terabytes on a single tape cartridge", he said.

The cartridge uses prototype sputtered magnetic tape, which is able to carry around 20 times more data than now available commercial tape drives.

IBM & Sony create tape catridge that stores 330TB data.

This is the IBM's fifth world record in tape storage since 2006, when the company's researchers first packed 6.67 billion bits of data per square inch onto a test tape.

The modern data centre isn't just about All Flash, hybrid media and software-defined storage - magnetic tape still has an important role to play as a stable, long-term storage medium.

The IBM Research Centre at the Swiss municipality of Ruschlikon presented a new magnetic tape with extra high-density storage at a conference in Tsukuba, Japan, reported Der Standard. Areal recording density refers to the amount of information that can be stored in a given area of surface. Specifically, IBM is looking to expand magnetic tape use to applications in the cloud. The high capacity storage can also bring down the per terabyte cost, making sputtered tapes a viable option.

In recent years, developments in the Internet of Things, the popularization of cloud services, and the leveraging of big data have helped to create new markets, resulting in increased demand for high-capacity data storage media.

Interestingly, IBM has also said that this achievement is also reflective of the viability of scaling up storage on tapes continuously for another decade.

The sputtered tape was developed using low friction tape head tech, advanced servo control technologies, and new signal-processing algorithms, which are based on noise-predictive detection principles.

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