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Fujifilm and IBM Accomplish Record Breaking Storage Capacity on Tape Using NANOCUBIC Technology

FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, the leading global manufacturer of data storage media, today announced that in conjunction with IBM, a new record in areal data density of 123 billion bits per square inch on linear magnetic particulate tape has been achieved.

For the fourth time in less than 10 years, Fujifilm and IBM have accomplished record breaking storage capacities on tape; today announcing the highest capacity storage media ever achieved, including HDD, BD or solid memory NAND flash technologies. This breakthrough in data density equates to a single tape cartridge capable of storing up to 220 terabytes of uncompressed data. 220 terabytes is more than 88 times the storage capacity of the current LTO Ultrium 6 tape. A tape of this size can provide enough storage to preserve the human genome of 220 people on a single cartridge.

“With high performance computing and cloud storage services on the rise, this data density achievement is significant,” said Peter Faulhaber, president, FUJIFILM Recording Media USA, Inc. “Fujifilm and IBM are leading the technological development of advanced tape innovation that meets the market’s growing data requirements and delivers tape as the medium of choice for archival storage.”

This record breaking demonstration was achieved using an advanced prototype tape incorporating NANOCUBIC technology developed by Fujifilm, with advanced tape-drive technologies developed by IBM.

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