Shipments of tape storage products continued to soar in 2022
It was reported last year that shipments of tape storage products increased by 40% in 2021. Although HDD shipments declined sharply in 2022 due to macroeconomic factors and manufacturer inventory adjustments, sales of tape storage products do not seem to be affected, continuing the growth trend in 2021.
Fujifilm launched the latest LTO Ultrium 9 series tapes in late 2021, which is the ninth generation of open linear tapes, providing 18TB of raw data or 45TB of compressed data through the application of new patented technology which is a 50% improvement over LTO Ultrium 8 series tapes. In addition, through Fujifilm’s unique NANOCUBIC technology, it provides a high-speed transmission speed of 1000 MB/s (400MB/s when uncompressed), compared with 750 MB/s of the previous generation (360MB/s when uncompressed) has also been further improved.