Insane Storage: Store 10 TB in a Quarter

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gwolfman

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Hook it up! A thumb drive would allow you to carry all the data you could want (for not at least) and boot multiple OSes directly from there and store all your data with you wherever you go! Just plug in a USB/eSATA port and away you go! Weeeeeee!
 
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It seems like there are new storage technologies coming out everyday. Can't they just pick one and run with it? ;-)
 

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[citation][nom]gwolfman[/nom]Hook it up! A thumb drive would allow you to carry all the data you could want (for not at least) and boot multiple OSes directly from there and store all your data with you wherever you go! Just plug in a USB/eSATA port and away you go! Weeeeeee![/citation]
I meant for "now" at least....
 

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How do you recall data stored at 3nm? We are talking wavelengths well-below ultra-violet to get that kinda resolution. It took them how long just to create HD-DVD and BluRay? Probably not going to see this technology in even a decade.
 
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If it's so easy to "incorporate into production lines" then why can't they have this technology deployed by the end of the year?
 

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[citation][nom]panetrez[/nom]It seems like there are new storage technologies coming out everyday. Can't they just pick one and run with it? ;-)[/citation]

now that you mention it.. all those manufacturers switched to making ssd disks and now they come up with this.. and if it proves to be as easy to make as they say, then this is probably the future of storage. we shall see, we shall see
 
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I remember reading about these techniques 2 years ago... what have they done to improve utilizing it?
 

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You know, it almost made me cry, the way he described how his new idea will save the world from harsh chemicals and acids. In other news, all harsh environment destroying chemicals have neutralizers and are not wontonly thrown out the kitchen window or down the drain. It just happens to sound like the person is such a great steward of the environment. In reality he is nothing more than a peice of shit media slut.
 

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Hmm...

Let's say this will be relatively cheap to produce and sell, and will be available in < 5 years to consumers (yes, consumers), how are the people/companies involved going to screw this one up? Let's not forget the media industries: R*AA and M*AA. How are they going to wreck it so that it won't be available to consumers (do you think they'll allow you to have a big "pirate chest" to store all of the things you "stole"; to them everyone is pirate, remember?)?

Anyone remember Fluorescent Multilayer Disc? Yep, they had a storage media that easily scales to Terabytes and rewritable to begin with (as opposed to traditional optical media w/c are readonly first, then made rewritable); not to mention very scratch-resistant. What happened? On one of their demo, it was revealed that they weren't using their tech (instead using, I think, a harddrive) for playback. It was a scandal. Did it mean the tech didn't work? No. But they faced financial problems due to it, still. Where is the tech now? On market, though NOT on consumer market. Such a waste of tech; out of reach of the consumer.

*Sigh*
 

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Still not the storage density of a strand of DNA. Which can both store and compute but hopefully it is not 25 yrs out either.
 
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How is the data read? it seems pretty impossible for a physical medium, but they didn't mention anything about a cool solid state reader. If this tech is:
1) Low power
2) Cheap in R&D left
3) Easily and continuously re-writable
4) Easily and continuously re-readable
5) Not fucked up during launch

Then it seems pretty epic. Would like to track future progress.
 

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A dual-layer DVD is about 8GB. 10TB could hold about 1250 DVDs, not 250. Western Digital's 2TB drive could handle 250 DVDs without additional compression.
 

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[citation][nom]chris312[/nom]A dual-layer DVD is about 8GB. 10TB could hold about 1250 DVDs, not 250. Western Digital's 2TB drive could handle 250 DVDs without additional compression.[/citation]

A dual layer dvd is 8.5GB. Still their math is a little off. :)
 

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A storage medium as clean and efficient as the Japanese; nice. I wish it would come out within 10 years but if past harddrive progress is any indication, 15 to 20 years is more likely.
 

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Completely impossible to see this working in the next couple years. The data retrieval would be impossible with current (or even future) technology on hand.
 
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