Sony Unveils 185 Terabyte Cassette Tape

Can Hold Approximately 64,750,000 Songs

May 05, 2014
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Perhaps in an attempt to show that vinyl isn't the only music playing medium capable of making a comeback Sony revealed at the International Magnetics Conference in Dresden that they have created a cassette tape capable of holding upto 185 terabytes of data. At 148 gigabytes per square inch, calcuating the math it's capable to playing roughly 64,750,000 songs—that's 8,093,750 days of music. According to a report by Gizmodo "The tape uses a vacuum-forming technique called sputter deposition to create a layer of magnetic crystals by shooting argon ions at a polymer film substrate. The crystals, measuring just 7.7 nanometers on average, pack together more densely than any other previous method."

During the reveal Sony announced that the cassette would become commercially, but no specific release date has been set.

 



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