sony's new magnetic tape technology able to record 185 TB of data sony's new magnetic tape technology able to record 185 TB of data
may 06, 2014

sony's new magnetic tape technology able to record 185 TB of data

sony’s new magnetic tape technology able to record 185 TB of data
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sony has developed a magnetic tape material capable of storing approximately 185 terabytes of information onto a single data cartridge. conceived in a joint collaboration with IBM, the technological breakthrough essentially enables for a recording density of 148 gb/in2 (gigabits per square inch), which is approximately 74 times the capacity of current mainstream coated storage media. according to IT world, ‘sony used a kind of vacuum thin film-forming technology called sputter deposition. the process involves shooting argon ions at a polymer film substrate, which produces layers of magnetic crystal particles. by tweaking the sputter conditions and developing a soft magnetic underlayer on the film, the manufacturer was able to create a layer of fine magnetic particles with an average size of 7.7 nanometers.’


diagrams explaining the technology
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  • This presents a host of savings! Space, cost and perhaps time. There is no reason to use any form of compression now.

    Alexander K says:

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