Fuji's 154 TB vs. Sony's 185TB, Tape Back-up gets new life

Sony made all kind of news with its 185TB capacity tape.

Sony develops tech for 185TB tapes: 3,700 times more storage than a Blu-ray disc

Fujiflim announces a 154TB capacity tape.




Proving the current tape format will satisfy the requirements of tape storage well into the future


VALHALLA, N.Y., May 19, 2014  Citing its use of proprietary NANOCUBIC™ and Barium Ferrite (BaFe) particle technologies,  FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, the leading global manufacturer of data storage media, today announced that in conjunction with IBM, a new record in areal data density of 85.9 billion bits per square inch on cost-efficient linear magnetic particulate tape has been achieved. This breakthrough in data density equates to a standard LTO cartridge capable of storing up to 154 terabytes of uncompressed data, which is 62 times greater than today’s current LTO6 cartridge capacity.

People thought tape was long dead, but with these latest offerings it looks like Tape is around for a bit longer.