Current Tape Media Density Growth

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.

We also invite you to spread the good news. Share this article with your co-workers and friends!!


2 comment(s)

  • Oct 20, 2011 by Dickson Nelson

    I am living in Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea and I have seen in your website the information about the tapes. I am intrerested and have seen some tapes laying around in my country and the other countries like Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
    Apparently, Computer made media into CDs, DVDs, flash drives etc have taken the place of tapes, but thank you there is a way to save or store mess media files. Make it alive and let’s store in tapes so to minimise music/video piracy. Thanks

  • Oct 21, 2011 by bmusil


    I do see this is a big problem in your country as in many others as well, we currently have a contract with a company in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago that came to us with the same problem in their country. They fill containers of the tapes they collect and we purchase them, removing them from landfills and putting the still good tapes back into circulation. Not only are we helping to clean their environment we are generating revenue for them. We can do the same for Papua New Guinea, have someone contact us and we can help put a program together for you and your country.

    *Tidbit of information; one tape contains as much carcinogens as a battery. Very harmful to the environment!

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