Experimental 5D Data Storage Could Store 360TB for 13.8 Billion Years

Thanks to new experimental 5D storage technology, you will be able to store data on a small piece of nano-structured glass that allows you to load it up over and over again for at least 13.8 billion years.

This technology is becoming a possibility thanks to researches at the University of Southampton that have developed this technique which involves femtosecond laser writing. The data file will be written in three different layers of dots. The dots will be separated by five microns (a micron is a millionth of a meter).

“Superman memory crystal” is the nickname this storage device and technology is being coined with.

A pocket full of these discs is all a gamer would need to archive every PC game ever made. The problem is going to be how expensive it will be to get the drive to play these discs on your computer.

According to researchers at the University, it is only a matter of time before you are going to be able to get your favorite PC games on a little glass disc.

Sources:
pcgamer.com/experimental-5d-data-storage-could-store-360tb-of-games-for-138-billion-years/
phys.org/news/2016-02-eternal-5d-storage-history-humankind.html

 


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