Hitachi Maxell develops World-record areal density linear formatted perpendicular magnetic recording media

Hitachi Maxell and Tokyo Institute of Technology today jointly announced the collaboratively development of ultra high capacity tape media with ultra thin nano-structured magnetic film by using of facing targets sputtering method. This joint team demonstrated a world-record areal density of 45.0 Gb/in2 in linear formatted perpendicular magnetic recording media. This latest technology is a future technology after coated tape generations and enables over 50 TB capacity per a standard tape cartridge, which equals to 33 times larger than a capacity of the latest LTO Ultrium 5 data cartridge.