What’s old is new again, apparently. Sony recently announced that they’ve developed a new type of tape using a technique called sputter deposition that is confusing and, unless you get science or whatever, probably means nothing to you BUT it boasts a storage density of 148 GB per square inch.
That density, using the same magnetic tape you’ll find in your audio cassettes, will allow each one to hold an INSANE 185 terabytes of data.
If you’re like me and don’t really understand exactly what that means, apparently it’s about 64,750,000 songs averaging 3-4 minutes.
So I guess you can throw away your beloved but measly 160GB iPod.
Goodnight, sweet prince.