Sony and IBM break data storage records

Sony and IBM are looking at a retro solution to a modern problem as they unveil magnetic tape storage that can store up to 330 terabytes in a cartridge small enough to fit in the palm of a hand.

The discovery, that ups the storage capacity of conventional magnetic tape storage by approximately 20 times that currently available, was outlined on August 2, 2017 at the 28th Magnetic Recording Conference in Japan. 

Sony collaborated with IBM Research in Zurich, Switzerland to combine Sony magnetic tape with a lubricant that can reduce friction on the magnetic head. 

Check out the video above to find out more from IBM researcher Dr Mark Lantz or discover more in the Sony press release. 

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