Petabyte Tapes Are Coming – But Don’t Hold Your Breath

The Linear Tape-Open (LTO) consortium along with some of the biggest names in tape storage (HPE, IBM and Quantum) have updated the LTO Ultrium roadmap.

After a five-year pregnancy, the group added a 13th and a 14th generation, reaching 288TB and 576TB uncompressed respectively (controversially, the tape industry usually adds 150% capacity to produce a second “to” compressed storage) .