6 Storage Technologies That Could Spell The End of The Hard Drive

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On The Drawing Board #2: Quartz Glass

Hitachi has unveiled technology which saves digital information on slivers of quartz glass which the company said would resist extreme hot and cold temperatures and other hostile conditions without degrading.

The Hitachi prototype currently stores 40 MBs of data per square inch, with such data theoretically remaining readable for several hundred million years.

No word yet from Hitachi when such technology could become commercially available.


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