So long MP3’s and digital media. Say hello to an old friend! Sony has unveiled a cassette tape that can hold over 64 MILLION songs! Read on…
64 750 000 songs to be a little more accurate. Wow.
In 1990 alone, a staggering 442 million cassette tapes were sold. That’s enough music to last you 134 896 days without hearing the same song (assuming each was different and averaged 3 minutes in length)!
By 2007 only a mere 274,000 individual cassettes were sold with the advent of new technology.
Last spring, Sony announced the cassette is making a comeback by unveiling a tape that can hold a whopping 148 gigabytes per square inch. That’s 185 terabytes of total data.
To put that in perspective, that’s like having 3700 Blu-rays on a single tape.
The tape will be available for commercial sale, but no word yet on a release date, or price or practical application.