Sony Crams 3,700 Blu-Rays’ Worth of Storage in a Single Cassette Tape

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Stupid hipster 80s fetishism notwithstanding, cassette tapes don’t get much love. That’s a shame, because magnetic tape is still a surprisingly robust way to back up data. Especially now: Sony just unveiled tape that holds a whopping 148 GB per square inch, meaning a cassette could hold 185 TB of data. Prepare for the mixtape to end all mixtapes.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

Technology can be so cool, even when it’s semi-retro. This is a neat article that about storing a LOT of data on a cassette tape. I still have some laying around my house, so perhaps I will be able to save all of my iTunes downloads on one cassette! 🙂 Before I got my current job, I always associated the company where I’m consulting, BASF, with cassette tapes. Perhaps this will be a re-emergence of cassettes! Time will tell. We just have to make sure they don’t break so easily and I don’t have to splice them like I did when I was a kid. 

–techcommgeekmom

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About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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