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Old 04-05-2009, 08:08 PM
 
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That sinking feeling when your hard disk starts screeching and you haven't backed up your holiday photos is a step closer to becoming a thing of the past thanks to research into a new kind of computer memory.

Physicists at the University of Leeds and scientists at IBM Research's Zurich lab have made new advances in researching a new kind of memory, called 'racetrack' memory, which could become the standard method of storing information on home computers.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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Now that I'd run out and buy
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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There was a technology I read about years ago that never came to fruition. It was going to use a cube to store data in a three-dimensional matrix.

It was estimated that a 1/4" cube could hold multiple terabytes of information.

Found an article - notice the date.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/...imensions.html

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_optical_data_storage
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