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Tape Data Storage
« on: December 06, 2013, 01:29:56 PM »
Here's an interesting article that might make magnetic tape manufacturers sit up and take notice.
I stole this from a post made over on Audio Asylum's Tape Trail ( I guess it would be more noteworthy if I didn't snake it from someone else?) and I thought you guys might enjoy it here.

http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21590758-information-storage-60-year-old-technology-offers-solution-modern
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Re: Tape Data Storage
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 03:10:43 PM »
Steve, that is very interesting. In my current massive ripping project, I generate (at 192/24) about 4GB per hour - about 3600 times less than CERN. To me that is a surprisingly small difference. I have similar concerns about data storage and redundancy and safety - since my project so far has taken 3 years and generated about 15TB of data. I have streamlined the process some and should have about 30TB when I am finished about 2 years from now. However, that is a lot of person hours of labor to lose. So right now I use a big NAS RAID5 system with two extra unused drives and two different backups for the data. I have not done off site storage, but we just rented a big safe deposit box and I am going to put another set of completed drives there. I investigated on-line storage, but with 15TB, the upload time and cost seems pretty high.

Haven't considered tape.

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Re: Tape Data Storage
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 08:59:01 PM »
It does make me think that perhaps this technology can filter down to Fuji making 35-180 one day.....begin dream sequence.
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Re: Tape Data Storage
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 02:26:20 PM »
Sorry I don't get the Fuji 35-180 reference. I googled it and got Fuji 35 sailing boats and Fuji tape referenced with Maxell 35-180.

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Re: Tape Data Storage
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 04:27:54 PM »
In the article "But even today’s tape cartridges, which can hold up to six terabytes of compressed data, are not up to the job of dealing with the data deluge that is around the corner. Much higher densities than that are needed. In 2010 Dr Eleftheriou and his team, in collaboration with Fujifilm, set a new record. They demonstrated a tape that can store 29.5 gigabits per square inch—which, for a standard 1km tape, translates as 35 terabytes of data on a single cartridge."
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Re: Tape Data Storage
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 04:33:00 PM »
Thanks, Neal.

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