IBM announces data storage breakthrough

Researchers at IBM say a new method for cramming data onto magnetic tape will increase storage capacity at least 15 times, enough to squeeze the text from 8 million books onto a cartridge half the size of a VHS tape.

Since high-capacity, reliable hard disk drives are ubiquitous today, tape storage may conjure images of space race-era computers with spinning reels.

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