Reply to post: I have a new 1PB+ storage option.

Tape lives! The tape archive bit bucket is becoming bottomless

hellwig Silver badge

I have a new 1PB+ storage option.

We use old 1.44MB floppies, and run a 1E9:1 compression ratio.

LTOs 4 and 5 used a 2:1 compression ratio. Later generations moved to 2.5:1.

Seriously, this is one of the most stupid things I've heard. Did data suddenly get 25% more compressible? It should be illegal to sell those numbers.

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