The Future of Data Storage Is… Cassette Tape?

The Future of Storage? While the future of storage on your laptop is undoubtedly solid state, it's more difficult to predict how the huge tranches of data in server farms will be housed in the future. Recent suggestions, though, predict the rebirth of an old technology: the humble casette tape. New Scientists reports that "a new wave of ultra-dense tape drives" looks set to replace hard disks as the go-to storage medium in server farms—to store everything from Facebook profiles to HD streaming movies. Read the full story at Gizmodo.