There are petabyte tapes on the horizon – but don’t hold your breath

The Linear Tape-Open (LTO) consortium has updated the LTO Ultrium roadmap along with some of the largest tape storage manufacturers (HPE, IBM and Quantum).

After five years of pregnancy, the group added 13th and 14th generations, reaching 288TB and 576TB respectively in uncompressed state (controversially, the tape industry usually adds 150% capacity to produce a second “to” compressed storage).

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