Reminds me a little bit of Star Trek (isolinear chips), and still hugely expensive.. but if this ever could be commercialized, could be very useful:
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Interesting new take on data storage
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:14 PM
I've got store bought software on floppies that still work. Ditto with CDs. The only media that's eroded are my cassette tapes and records.
Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:35 PM
I still have a few CDs which are good; but we're talking long term here. If they can get a few hundred years off of this @ about 360TB a "glass" that could be quite useful if it's anywhere near affordable. Even if the read times are nothing to write home about.
Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:13 AM
I can see that, particularly for transferring older 65mm prints in full resolution. It's just that I remember some scientist from India said that CD/DVDs had a shelf life of 20 years, and it was major news. Well, I've got some old DVDs from 1999 and some LDs. According to him their life is coming to an end, but they still play.
I've got 5.25 floppies that still have stuff on them. So, I don't shake my head at this, but I do shrug.