magnetic tape storage

The hard drive in your computer right now — or even your smartphone, for the matter — absolutely dwarfs the storage drives of just a decade ago. The relentless march of technology ensures that digital devices require more and more space to hold growing libraries of music, movies, and photos, and a new breakthrough in data storage by IBM and Sony promises to make your current hard drive feel completely inadequate. The only catch is that it uses a storage technique that you probably thought was long dead: magnetic tape. 

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