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originally posted by: Aleister
a reply to: Vasa Croe
Thanks. So every book in the Library of Congress would fit onto one of these, five time over??? Nice. Seems the only thing needed is an easy tracking system, when this tech goes to dvd or cd format, and it's bound to, then it's in the Star Trek realm. Or close (I'm still waiting for the gas computers, but maybe those will be too large).
Unless the tape is an inch wide, and I doubt it is, it doesn't hold 148GB of data per inch of tape, it's 148GB of data per square inch of tape so if the tape is .25" wide that would take 4 inches. I didn't see where they mention the data tape width, but a cassette tape is something like 1/8 inch wide (3.81mm).
originally posted by: HardCorps
so get this---The cartridge, which stores 148GB of data per inch of tape
Plus it doesn't refer to cassette. While it is a magnetic tape, it's not really a cassette, it's more accurately called it a "cartridge".
Created with the help of IBM, Sony's technology allows for tapes that can store the equivalent of 3,700 Blu-ray discs.
The tape hold 148 gigabits (Gb) per square inch -