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Sony Unveils 185 TB Storage Tape
« on: May 24, 2014, 08:00:49 AM »

(The Hosting News) – Sony Corporation has unveiled its new storage product that is capable of holding up to 185 terabytes (TB) of data.

Sony, with the help of IBM, has utilized magnetic tape to create a storage tape that holds 148GB per square inch, the equivalent to 3,700 Blu-ray discs, BBC reports.

“This newly developed magnetic tape technology uses sputter deposition, a type of vacuum thin film forming technology, to generate multiple layers of crystals with a uniform orientation on a polymer film with thickness of less than 5 micrometers,” says Sony’s press release.

“This new media was shown to achieve the world’s highest areal recording density of 148 Gb/in2, equivalent to approximately 74 times the capacity of conventional coated tape media for data storage.”

Although storage tapes are cheaper and more energy efficient than using data centers, it takes more time to retrieve data due to the fact that the data can only be accessed in the order that it was written.

Sony and IBM introduced this technology at the international magnetics conference on May 4th in Dresden, Germany.

Last month Sony announced that they were working on Panasonic on the Archival Disc, a storage disc that is capable of holding up to 1TB of data.