Thursday, May 18, 2006

More data per square area!!

When Google first gave out 1 GB space for its email users, one of the reasons was, Google knew that like processing power, the computer storage capacity will also get better and better... Google just got more good news,

Researchers at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California packed 6.67 billion bits of data per square inch (645 square millimeters) on magnetic tape developed with the help of Fuji Photo Film Company of Japan, IBM reported.
That was 15 times as much data as can fit on similar space on magnetic tapes considered the current industry standard, IBM spokesman Mike Ross told AFP. [more] [via: Slashdot ]

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