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805 clicks; posted to STEM » and Main » on 26 Feb 2021 at 2:36 PM (11 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-02-26 6:15:57 PM  
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Gordon Bennett: This reminds me of the stories that we used to regularly get a decade ago about new technology built that could store hundreds of terabytes on a single 12 centimetre disc. It sounds great, but did we get it? Did we fark. And a typical Farker's porn collection still needs a full room to itself.


How about the good old days of Iomega, when a new drive that doubled capacity came out every 6-9 months? Seagate or WD doing the same with their hard drives?

What about building that brand new 486 machine and dropping big money for the math coprocessor, only to discover that the 486 CPU had a math coprocessor on it, and Intel was scamming everyone?

Good times.

When I started my PhD, the university had a 100-line modem pool for everyone off-campus. Hard to even imagine now.
 
2021-02-26 6:56:24 PM  
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Gordon Bennett: This reminds me of the stories that we used to regularly get a decade ago about new technology built that could store hundreds of terabytes on a single 12 centimetre disc. It sounds great, but did we get it? Did we fark. And a typical Farker's porn collection still needs a full room to itself.


The company behind that, InPhase, went bankrupt and had all of their assets seized.

The closest I know of that's actually commercially available is Sony's Optical Disc Archive. 5.5 TB per disc, but it's a cartridge format.

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Be prepared to drop $9k on a drive and $180 per disc, though.

Or go with tape, and you can cram 18TB on today, with plans to push to 144TB at some point. The fact that tape is still the capacity king for removable storage makes me sad. At least I don't have to touch the shiat anymore.
 
2021-02-26 2:48:23 PM  
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"Capacity" is a bit different than bandwidth, article writer.

Really cool stuff though, and could definitely find applications in quantum memory circuits like superconducting core memory.
 
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