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World's Smallest Hard Drive.

xxxHolic 31,575 5,570 July 19, 2016 at 10:10 PM
http://www.ibtimes.com/worlds-sma...om-2392709

https://www.rt.com/news/352100-at...age-drive/

http://www.valuewalk.com/2016/07/...m-by-atom/

Dutch scientists have created the world's smallest hard disk by manipulating chlorine atoms in order to store a kilobyte of data on a microscopic storage drive.
The team at Delft University's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience wrote 1 kilobyte (8,000 bits) of data in an area just 96 nanometers wide and 126 nanometers tall. The tiny hard disk proved to be 500 times better than the best hard drives currently on the market.

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laugh out loud "500 times better...."

Where does that come from?

an atomic hard drive capable of storing data at a density 500 times greater than existing hard drives.

OK but...

As it stands it only works in clean vacuum conditions at liquid nitrogen temperatures (-346°F).

and....“While the memory outperforms existing media by far in terms of capacity, it still stays far behind in terms of read/write speed,
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Quote from Dr. J View Post :
laugh out loud "500 times better...."

Where does that come from?

an atomic hard drive capable of storing data at a density 500 times greater than existing hard drives.

OK but...

As it stands it only works in clean vacuum conditions at liquid nitrogen temperatures (-346?F).

and...."While the memory outperforms existing media by far in terms of capacity, it still stays far behind in terms of read/write speed,
I don't really care about read/write speed if it could be as fast as 10,000 RPM HDD. The 500 times capacity sounds really good.
The clean vacuum conditions at liquid nitrogen temperatures does kill it.
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And I thought my life was a pain in the ass when I dropped a micro SD card and couldn't find it.
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It's small but hard.
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Wake me up when I can actually buy one. Wink
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Quote from HarryH3 View Post :
Wake me up when I can actually buy one. Wink
Looks like we don't have to wake you up.
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clean vacuum conditions means i can never use it in my room.
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The support apparatus fills a warehouse and the cost to operate is through the roof.

It is however, nice to see that technology marches forward.
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maybe in decade or so we could have a vacuum and liquid nitrogen fit in a usb.
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