IPM have broken a world record in data storage; and they’ve done it on tape. IBM fitted a whopping 330TB of uncompressed data on a palm-sized tape, smashing the record for magnetic tape storage density. It’s not quite DNA or Atomic storage, of course, but it’s pretty amazing given the storage media. That’s 201 gigabits
Look, tape, we’ve had some good times. But I don’t really see a future with us together. I think we’re better off as friends. And I’ve got to tell you something important… I’ve been seeing other backup media.
While tape isn’t the ubiquitous backup medium it was a few years ago it remains hugely popular according to a recent survey by Spiceworks. Around 35% of the small businesses surveyed relied on tape to secure their backups, with slightly more using tape to back up their most sensitive data. When we see these sorts
Magnetic tape for digital storage has now been around for over 60 years and in the tech world, that’s more than old, it’s positively ancient. After reading some recent survey results which showed that for many businesses tape was the primary backup storage, we thought it was time to revisit this esteemed and distinguished medium.