Sony Creates 185 TB Cassette Tape

Sony Creates 185 TB Cassette Tape

Contrary to popular beliefs that compact cassettes are extinct as unnecessary, it is not so. Of course, they are not used as a music medium, but they can be used for long-term storage of information that does not need frequent and quick access.

Recently, Sony experts have developed a new material for magnetic tapes, which has an unprecedented recording density – 148 GB per square inch. So, one cassette can contain up to 185 TB, or approximately 3700 Blu-ray disks. However, the good old cassette is not likely to appear in everyday life and will be used only in the archives of the major data centers.