Ten Interesting Facts About Tape Backup

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The Future of Tape

There are big things in store for commercially available tape, as future generations have already been planned, and each will take the capacity of tape to previously unseen levels, reaching capacities of up to 48 terabytes.

Tape technology celebrated its 63rd birthday on Thursday, May 21, and unlike some of us, it’s managed to only get better with age. Did you know that in 1952, when tape was first created, it weighed 935 pounds and held 2.3 MB of data? Today, it weighs closer to 12 pounds. Now that’s a digital diet!

To celebrate tape’s birthday and better understand how tape has remained a viable and vital means of protecting data, Iron Mountain has compiled 10 interesting facts about tape backup you may not have known.


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