9TB tape sells for only $403: 300Mbps at speed, 30 years of storage life

Tapes may be the common memory of music from the 1980s and the pre-95s community. Although storage media such as hard drives, flash memory, and optical discs have largely replaced it, tape has not actually died out. Quantom is selling the M8-format LTO-7 tape for $57.77 ($403), with a capacity of up to 9TB,media reported.

9TB tape sells for only $403: 300Mbps at speed, 30 years of storage life

Simple conversion below, 1TB unit price is only equivalent to 44.77 yuan, may be the current capacity ratio of the most extreme storage products.

In terms of transmission speed, the LTO-7 tape can reach 300Mbps (37.5MB/s), with an official commitment of at least 30 years of life and a lifetime warranty.

In addition, the LTO-7 tape has a 2.5:1 compression ratio, which means that 22.5TB of data can actually be stored.

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