Scientists develop atomic scale data storage – allows HDDs to contain 500x more data

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Scientists from the Dutch Technical University of Delft today announced they’ve developed the smallest hard disk drive ever. The disk has a density 500x higher than HDDs currently available, which means all books even written by humankind can fit on the HDD that’s the size of a stamp.

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LOL, call me when it nears functional levels, will you - I am sure something like this is the way forward though :flower:


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Storing it is one thing, accessing it is an entirely different matter.

For example: With that much data on one device, trying to locate and use one file could take hours or even days.


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“the smallest hard disk drive ever”? Are we really talking here about hard disks as we know them now - a electro-mechanical device? I thought we were moving past that into solid state storage. If the author really meant a type of hard disk drive, it seems like several steps backwards, no matter how small the device or how large the capacity.


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Must mean P***n will be the best to store on that medium… :wink:


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[QUOTE=pcarey;2778011]“the smallest [U]hard disk drive[/U] ever”? Are we really talking here about hard disks as we know them now - a electro-mechanical device? I thought we were moving past that into solid state storage. If the author really meant a type of hard disk drive, it seems like several steps backwards, no matter how small the device or how large the capacity.[/QUOTE]

I think we are not talking HD as we know it.

The single layer of chlorine atoms is laid out on a surface of copper atoms and the way reading and writing works can be compared to a sliding puzzle. The atoms are moved around using a special scanning tunneling microscope which scans each atom one by one.

What struck me as funny though was this:

…it’s also very slow, reading a block of 8×8 bits takes about a minute and writing the same block takes about 3 minutes.

Would take a while storing a Blu-Ray backup then huh? :bigsmile: