Tape Storage Making a Comeback

According to the Economist, disk based data storage is not just keeping up with demand. The Large Hadron Collider in Geneva has an appetite for storage that is doubling every 2 years. The best hope for a solution? Tape drives. Yes, those tape drives. Fujifilm is investing in improvements to tape technology with hopes to soon store 100 Gigabytes per square inch allowing 100 Terabytes per tape cartridge. For archiving like this, speed and reliability are also superior. In other words, our grate philosopher, Ll Cool J – “Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years.

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