Interested in current tape density growth and expectations for the future? You won’t want to miss out on a groundbreaking Web article and scientific study currently available online.
In “Tape Based Magnetic Recording: Technology Landscape comparisons with Hard Disk Drive and Flash Roadmaps,” the authors forecast that the use of tape will continue to grow in the coming years. Additionally, they reveal that HDD and NAND grow rate of areal density is expected to drop to 20 percent per year. This is great news for the tape storage industry!
You may be wondering, “Why haven’t I heard this great news?” The truth may lay in the fact that computer trade publications tend to go where the marketing dollars reside instead of reporting on the market as a whole. If journalists were sharing the most exciting data storage news, they would be shouting from the mountains, “Tape is definitely not dead! In fact, it is alive, well and getting better each year!” Additionally, they would reveal that tape storage is cost-effective, secure, durable and recyclable.
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