Back to the future: Can cassette tapes solve Big Data storage conundrum?

10/25/2012 | New Scientist

Storing the huge amounts of information generated by emerging Big Data solutions may become easier thanks to efforts by a handful of companies to breathe new life into an old magnetic tape technology. Researchers at Fujifilm and IBM have developed palm-sized storage devices using barium ferrite-coated magnetic tape that can hold 35 terabytes of data while using much less energy than disk drive arrays.

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