IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

  • 7 August 2017
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It fits in the palm of your hand

by Thuy Ong Aug 2, 2017 

IBM scientist Dr. Mark Lantz, holds a one square inch piece of sputtered tape, which can hold 201 Gigabytes, a new world record.Photo: IBM Research In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic tape is more than 20 times the areal density currently used in commercial tape drives. Areal recording density is the amount of information that can be stored on a given area of surface.
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Fascinating...and also makes one wonder where will it all end...the entire sum of all human knowledge held on a crystal (as per some sci-fi files)?
Thanks for posting, Jasper.
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WoW :S That's smaller then my M.2 SSD drives.....!  22mm x 80mm
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Very nice but, :-
How stable is it, 
Is it likely to come down to the average consumer