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Windows 7: World's 1st exabyte storage system

31 Jan 2011   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
World's 1st exabyte storage system

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Exabyte? 1,000 Petabytes, 1,000,000 Terabytes or 1 billion Gigabytes. 1 EB is a big number, but that’s not the most impressive thing about the new technology.

Who?

Oracle/Sun/StorageTek announces a new tape drive this morning, the StorageTek T10000C. StorageTek built their business on high-capacity tape drives and robotic tape silos for mainframe and large-scale data storage environments.

What?

With a 5 TB native capacity and normal 2x compression, each cartridge can store 10 TB of data. Key to the capacity is the use of a new medium, Barium-Ferrite (BaFe) tape.
BaFe has a couple of big advantages over today’s metal particle tapes.
  • Fujifilm has figured out how to mass produce BaFe particles that are 1/3rd the size of current metal particles. Smaller particles = higher density and higher coercivity.
  • Unlike metal particles, BaFe doesn’t rust. Today’s metal particles used in tape typically have 2 layers of ceramic coating to protect against oxidation, an extra processing step BaFe - which is very stable - doesn’t need.
Of course, a new tape without a new tape head to take advantage of it is useless. New media and head development go hand in hand.

While Fujifilm did the heavy lifting on the media, StorageTek built a 32 track read/write head. The most impressive number? They spec an unrecoverable read error rate of 110-19 - 1,000 times better than enterprise disks.

Oh, and StorageTek’s largest silo has 100,000 slots. Do the math.
Read more:

World's 1st exabyte storage system | ZDNet


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31 Jan 2011   #2
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

Will it blend? That is the question.

Really impressive. How long will take for this amount to be available at our homes? 640k was enough for everybody in the early 90's.

[E] - Could this BaFe coating be used on our regular HDDs?
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01 Feb 2011   #3
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Good thing.

75 exabytes of mobile data by 2015.

Mobile Data Explosion: 75 Exabytes by 2015
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01 Feb 2011   #4
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Seeing technology develop this quickly makes me wonder what would happen if we took a time machine and showed this to all the IT pros of the 80s or 90s. Back then, not even Bill Gates thought things would go this high (he said "64 MB is more than enough for anyone" or something like that back then).
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01 Feb 2011   #5
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Seeing technology develop this quickly makes me wonder what would happen if we took a time machine and showed this to all the IT pros of the 80s or 90s. Back then, not even Bill Gates thought things would go this high (he said "64 MB is more than enough for anyone" or something like that back then).
"640Kb" was the amount Sir Gates thought. 64Mb is something we were talking on by late 90's/earlier 2000.
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