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New Method of Nanoscale Elements Could Transform Data Storage Industry

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An innovative and easily implemented technique in which nanoscale elements precisely assemble themselves over large surfaces could soon open doors to dramatic improvements in the data storage capacity of electronic media, according to scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst).
"I expect that the new method we developed will transform the microelectronic and storage industries, and open up vistas for entirely new applications," said co-lead investigator Thomas Russell, director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at UMass Amherst, visiting Miller Professor at UC Berkeley's Department of Chemistry, and one of the world's leading experts on the behavior of polymers. "This work could possibly be translated into the production of more energy-efficient photovoltaic cells, for instance."

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Is this the same as 3D volume holographic optical storage nanotechnology ? Is it some kind of plasmonic nanolithography ? I think Lex Luthor made sure he is in possession of all the big Crystals.

All these technologies are old news, but with modern technology evolving and manufacturing costs go down as machine prices go down, just helps brings everything closer . . . Like the 250Tb hdd's i anxiously await.
 

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What do you want a 250 TB HDD for? The only possible use of so much storage would be for some seriously large amounts of HD video.
 

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hi nasa kthxbye?

why wouldnt you want 250TB???


Astronomic data would require such space, why else would they have like 40GBPS connections n such??
 
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What do you want a 250 TB HDD for? The only possible use of so much storage would be for some seriously large amounts of HD video.
Theirs about a million reasons, servers (of all kinds) web servers, data servers, photograph storage (professional photographers go through TB of data like its nothing.) Video storage(if you backup full DVD's to your hard drive it can take up some serious room) BEYOND HD will come soon the world is not going to stop at 1080 HD resolutions, it will easily go beyond! Hard drives limit speeds of most computers, its the weak link(since its mechanical) that video editors talk about this all the time, so the more advancements in HD technologies the better off everything else will be.

Also just to mention a downside to this, research like this HAPPENS allllll the time. Their are huge breakthroughs but getting them to the market can be very very difficult. Anyone remember MRAM (magnetic ram), their was a big to do about it quite a while back, but since then we haven't herd much of it, as well as with holographic storage its still for the most part in the Dark. Often people with PHds just dont know how to get their amazing technological breakthroughs effectively utilized by businesses and consumers. You can have the best technological advancement since sliced bread, but if no one can use it, its worth as much as dirt. And making some of these technologies useful is still very very difficult.
 
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You only need one reason for so much storage that reason is high quality pr0n :toast:

no, seriously though. Its this kind of R&D which could make SSD high capacity right? Will it make longevity any better though? All the mention of not needing to use so much chemical in the fabrication process must be good for the media right?
 

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1.25TB per inch, following their math.

Thats a pretty beefy flash drive, with a single chip.

give it 3 years and i bet SSD's will start getting rather huge :D
 
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Ive never played an online multiplayer game and not record myself (eventually i encode the footage). Recording at 100 frames a second ( to not compromise my gameplay too much ), 20 minutes of footage can equate to 80Gb of space. A couple of day play and im destined to fill the largest of current hard drives.

I encode very very often so that space is made available asap, but that only makes room for photoes and video's. I never decrease the quality/size of digital photoes, nor would i do it to any of the digital video footage. Qwerty_Lesh always has to right on the money ofcourse.

Thats 3 of about 10 million reasons for hdd space. Theres no real reason why i selected the 250Tb beyond knowing that ill still be alive when that technology is created (Unless i dont die of old age), having said that, i have no doubt it will grow to much much bigger. 100Tb seems to be a meer 3-5 years away from reaching mainstream.