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Friday, February 26, 2016

This new storage media can accommodate as many as 360 TB of data

One of the challenges in the development of the computing world is the creation of large-capacity storage media and can last long.

To answer that challenge, researchers from the University of Southampton has recently managed to create a new storage medium that is otherwise capable of storing up to 360 TB and can last up to 13.8 billion years old.
The new technology of storage media called '5D' developed by University of Southampton, can accommodate as many as 360 TB of data. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XCLeZ)
It is a technology called '5D' and uses nanostructured glass as a medium. Interestingly, to obtain a capacity of 360 TB, scientists only need a nanostructured glass and has a size of a coin.

The storage media is also said to be very tough. It can withstand the heat of the flame to a temperature of 1,000 degrees Celsius and freezing conditions up to minus 190 degrees celsius.

The technique used involves a laser with a very high degree of precision, ie to a count of femtoseconds, or 1/1,000 trillion second intervals. The file is stored is written in three layers of blocks spaced 5 microns or 0.005 mm.

So far, some important documents had been 'immortalized' in a new storage media, namely the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Magna Carta, and the King James Bible. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ]
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