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360 TB on a glass disk

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Mike Bertelson, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    5D ‘Superman memory’ crystal could lead to unlimited lifetime data storage

    360 TB stored on a 5D quartz glass disk...Wow! :)

    I've read that it relies on lasers pulsing one quadrillion times per second though a modulator that splits each pulse into 256 beams to generate a holographic image on self-assembled nanostructures within a disk of fused-quartz glass.

    I wonder how they'll fit that into my laptop. :grin:

    Mike
     
  2. yosoyellobo

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    One quadrillion times per second??
     
  3. dpeters11

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    Some of the stuff they are coming up with is crazy. I was watching an episode of The Universe last night, probably from a year or two ago, and they showed a computer that in many ways is similar to ENIAC. Takes up a whole room, can only do simple tasks, but operates on quantum physics level.
     
  4. Mike Bertelson

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    A Femtosecond Laser... ;)

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  5. yosoyellobo

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    Did not realize they were that fast. Live and learn. :)
     
  6. Laxguy

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    Well, of course that'd be how it's done.....
     
  7. billsharpe

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    Good to 1000 degrees C :confused:

    Someone will try to pick up this glass then drop it (because it's so hot) and break it. :rolling:
     
  8. dpeters11

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    Downside, it isn't thermally stable at 21 degrees C :)
     
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    Wonder how many hours of HDTV recording we could do on one of these. :)
     
  10. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    A Cubic Butt Load.... :grin:

    Okay, that's redundant because a Butt Load is a volume but it's funnier that way... ;)

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