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Archival data

2012-09-25 14:47:17.631452+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Hitachi unveils optical data storage on 2cm square quartz glass pieces for archival data:

The chip, which is resistant to many chemicals and unaffected by radio waves, can be exposed directly to high temperature flames and heated to 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,832 Fahrenheit) for at least two hours without being damaged.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-25 15:23:13.813144+00 by: meuon

How many times have we seen a clear crystalline structure used for data storage in "the future" via science fiction?


Now for the patent/IP wars...

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-25 15:34:38.905859+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I also don't know if it'll be cheap enough to really take off. I'd love something where I could dump my digital photos off and put 'em in a safe box, but if it's going to cost a lot I'll probably still end up distributing them across a bunch of hard drives...

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-25 16:07:21.017813+00 by: petronius

True about the IP wars. Samsung was not allowed to introduce clips from Star Trek into the Ipad lawsuit, but I seem to remember clear memory chips from the Enterprise.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-25 17:44:10.313834+00 by: meuon

Better: Superman's Crystal Palace.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-26 04:50:51.701092+00 by: spc476

And 2001: A Space Odyssey.