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360TB disc, lasts 13 Billion years!


Political Irish
Nov 27, 2015
Do you like me constantly run out of Data storage, having to buy a new hard-drive every 6 months or so?

Do you have a nightmare when you data storage fails and you loose Giga Bytes of data that can never be retrieved?

All that could be a thing of the past as the new "superman" data storage devices come into existence!

[font='Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]This tiny glass disc can store 360TB of data for 13.8 billion years[/font]

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[font='Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]t's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and all of those ones and zeroes have to be stored somewhere. Now researchers in the UK just might have the solution: a five-dimensional (5D) digital data disc that can store 360 terabytes of data for some 13.8 billion years.[/font]

[font='Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=large][font='Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]So where do the five dimensions come from? First there's the three-dimensional position of each dot within the layers, and then the extra dimensions are the size and orientation of the dot. The nanostructures created by the technology can be read using an optical micros[/font][/font][/size]

[font='Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The team behind the new 5D discs says these discs could be most useful for institutions who deal with large archives: libraries, museums, and anywhere else extensive records are kept (like a Facebook data centre).[/font]

[font='Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]"It is thrilling to think that we have created the technology to preserve documents and information and store it in space for future generations," said one of the researchers, Peter Kazansky. "This technology can secure the last evidence of our civilisation: all we've learnt will not be forgotten."[/font]

[font='Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The researchers are presenting their work at the the International Society for Optical Engineering Conference in San Francisco this week, and after that, they're hoping to find industry specialists to partner with in order to develop the technology further, finally getting it to a stage where it could be used in commercial products.[/font]

[font='Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=large][font='Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The storage medium has been dubbed the 'Superman memory crystal' in honour of the memory crystals from the Superman films. Not only can it store crazy amounts of data, but it can withstand temperatures up to 1,000°C (1,832°F).[/font][/font][/size]


They call me a God
Premium Account
Nov 2, 2015
I need that disc, so much storage for my porn!