79.3 Exabytes Capacity Sold in 2022: "Magnetic Tape Storage Is Seeing Cloud Go Back to the Future for Its Archival Data Needs"

Even then [in 1981], says Goodwin, people were saying tape was not long for this world. Those critics appear to have been silenced by recent sales figures, which show year-on-year shipments of hard disk drives (HDDs) sink by 34% in 2022, while consignments of magnetic tape drives rose by 14% — a total of 79.3 exabytes, or roughly equivalent to the entirety of data created on the internet every 32 days.


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Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles W. Bailey, Jr.