A new hard drive technology based on lasers

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After the perpendicular technology, there is another advancement in hard drives technology.On a very interesting news, Ars Technica reported that researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the…

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Just so people realize how much 40 femtoseconds is… 100 femtoseconds is the time required to travel across a human hair, if traveling at the speed of light :o

A femtosecond is to a second what a second is to about 32 million years. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_E-15_s

could I type that fast

Wow that is SLOW!!! :slight_smile:

What use is this technology alike, if all we have is not the bottleneck in internal transfer rates of a HDD.

btw, just how many people know current HDD has already surpass 1GB/s mark internal transfer rate, while interface is still working at less than 40MB/s as in SATA2. And just how much is 40 femtosecoond compared with 4ms, with state of art average mechanical seek, I wonder :wink: