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Photo: Tape's storage leap

IBM and Fuji Photo devise system that can hold 15 times more data than most popular types of magnetic tape on the market today.
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Storage leap

IBM and Fuji Photo have come up with a way to put 6.67 billion bits of data in a square inch of tape. The image on the right is centered on a single track of data, with bits measuring 15 microns wide and 0.1 microns long. In the center of the left-hand image, are six tracks of data with bits measuring 1.5 microns wide and 0.06 microns long.

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