Fujifilm has created a 580TB storage device... and it's housed on a bit of tape

world record breaking magnetic storage strip 580TB Fujifilm
(Image credit: Fujifilm)

A collaboration between Fujifilm and IBM has produced a magnetic strip that's capable of holding 580 terabytes (TB) worth of data. Fujifilm has stated that a new world record has been set with the creation of this unusual storage device, which is set to be used for cloud storage. 

This huge breakthrough in technology has been achieved through the use of a new particle called Strontium Ferrite (SrFe). This particle could potentially replace the current industry preferred particle, which is Barium Ferrite (BaFe). For cloud storage options, this new particle could be incredible. 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!