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Ellis Vener

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A possible solution to very long term data storage needs?
« on: September 27, 2012, 11:34:49 AM »

It is very early for the technology but seems to show promise: http://phys.org/news/2012-09-japan-hitachi.html

Maybe it will be practical for large storage needs (TBs) in a few years?

The one problem I foresee is not durability - it is the age old problem of being able to read that data after four or five  generations of technology change.
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Re: A possible solution to very long term data storage needs?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 05:07:22 PM »

Shades of Star Trek or 2001 Space Odyssey :)  unfortunately data density is very low 40MB/square inch (current magnetic HD's are at 1TB/square inch)

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Re: A possible solution to very long term data storage needs?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 11:40:45 AM »

Shades of Star Trek or 2001 Space Odyssey :)  unfortunately data density is very low 40MB/square inch (current magnetic HD's are at 1TB/square inch)

It's very early. I suspect data per square inch density will increase.
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