BARIUM FERRITE IS THE FUTURE OF TAPE

Barium Ferrite (BaFe) offers greater capacity, superior performance, and longer archival life compared to legacy metal particle (MP) tape.

Fujifilm researchers in conjunction with IBM, have achieved a new world record in areal data density of 123 billion bits per square inch on linear magnetic particulate tape. This breakthrough equates to a single tape cartridge capable of storing up to 220 terabytes of uncompressed data.

SMALLER BIT SIZE = HIGHER CAPACITY
Higher Capacity
  • BaFe enables greater areal density resulting in tapes with much higher capacity
  • BaFe particles can be greatly reduced in size while maintaining strong magnetic characteristics
BARIUM FERRITE EXCEEDS MARKET REQUIREMENT

In January 2010, Fujifilm and IBM announced a world record in data density on linear magnetic tape of 29.5 billion bits per square inch using BaFe particles. This demonstrated the potential of a high capacity tape cartridge capable of storing 35 Terabyte of uncompressed data.

HIGHER SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO = LOWER ERROR RATES
Superior Performance
  • BaFe achieves a lower error rate and better margin against hard errors
Superior Performance
  • BaFe has higher SNR on both new and worn drive heads
BARIUM FERRITE WILL EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR DRIVE

High signal-to-noise ratio of BaFe ensures maximum performance even when natural head wear occurs. Users can expect longer head life when using BaFe tape.

BARIUM FERRITE = LONGER ARCHIVAL LIFE
Longer Archival Life
  • In accelerated life tests, BaFe shows no loss of magnetic signal
  • Based on its chemical stability, archivability of BaFe proves to be over 30 years
  • MP shows a slight degradation in magnetic signal over 30 years although not detrimental to read/write performance
BARIUM FERRITE TESTED FOR ARCHIVABILITY

Accelerated life test measures the change of tape’s magnetic property under temperatures of 60 degrees celsius, and humidity of 90%, where one day under such an environment corresponds to one year in ambient conditions.