- Sep 1, 2010
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Yeah table salt shouts "Long live HDDs!!!"
Sounds good if it's true
A team of scientists in Singapore has managed to boost storage density on traditional magnetic platters as high as 3.3 terabits per square inch using a technique that relies on NaCl . (Comparatively, a recent 4TB Seagate drive had an areal density of 625Gb per square inch). The addition of NaCl to the manufacturing process meant the pattern of bits on the surface of each magnetic disk was neater, allowing more to be crammed in.
Their new manufacturing process, involving simple sodium chloride, can boost the capacity of computer hard disks by six times. The salt improved the resolution of the electron beam used to “print” the bits.