Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Researchers Use Table Salt To Increase Hard Drive Density Six-Fold

22 Oct 2011   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
Did anyone read this part? -

<However, the number is a bit deceiving; while 3.3 terabit/sq. in. disks have been fabricated, the crew has “only” demonstrated data-storage capabilities in disks with 1.9 terabits/sq. in.>

What (exactly) will that mean?
it means that you have to take the article with a pinch of salt.

(like most modern 'journalism')

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
take the article with a pinch of salt
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2011   #13

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet

That's all well and good but I'm waiting for the breakthrough that makes it so we have SSDs that rival HDDs in capacity and cost. An improvement in HDD technology like this may actually hinder that advancement.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Oct 2011   #14

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Not very likely. The key difference between HDs and SSDs isn't their storage capacity, but their transfer rate and most of all access time.

You could put a 100-exabyte drive into your machine and it would still boot as slowly (maybe not quite as slowly) as a 500GB one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2011   #15

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet

The key difference between SSDs and HDDs is their cost per gigabyte of storage. Today, since the cost per gig for SSDs is prohibitively high they are mainly relegated to boot drives. However, in the near future, as the cost per gigabyte of SSDs drops, the HDD will go the way of the floppy disk drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2011   #16

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi all
We already have small 2TB drives -- 4TB shouldn't be too far away

You should look at pictures of old circa 1974 IBM mainframe 2314 Disc drives -- these were HUGE and only had I think it was around 29 MB (yes MB) capacity.

Moore's Law still has a LONG way to go yet before we run out of storage capacity.

Incidentally I never did see the point of CLOUD backup -- running APPLICATIONS however is a different issue.

For those interested here's a snippet from old IBM archives on the 2314. Note that for it's time it was a really brand new technology and some of the ideas such as incorporating independent disk controllers so I/O could take placer CONCURRENTLY with SYSTEM PROCESSING instead of having to wait for I/O to complete before continuing execution was the foundation for I/O handling in modern OS'es such as Windows and Linux.

IBM Archives: IBM 2314 direct access storage facility

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x86, Ubuntu 11.4

interesting, hope it gets big, i could be doing with some 12TB storage on my new rig im building, im using a 500GB SSD for system, and il tell you, its soooo expensive!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2011   #18


Bring back the old 360K 5.5" Floppy I would say!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2011   #19

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Yeah. 360K floppies for the OS and maybe two 1.44MB HD 3.5" floppies in RAID for storage. LOL!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Researchers Use Table Salt To Increase Hard Drive Density Six-Fold

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Maldon Salt
It's expensive, very expensive. Do any of you in the UK, well anywhere, use Maldon Sea Salt? Welcome to the Maldon Salt web site Not quite $11 per box....
Chillout Room
Corrupted Partition Table on External USB Data Backup Drive
I have a Western Digital MyBook ES 500 GB external hard drive (USB and eSATA interfaces) for data backups formatted from a Windows XP PC that I now use with my laptop running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. Recently my son connected it to his Apple PC and tried to create a partition to back up his...
General Discussion
How do I increase size of C:Drive by partitioning D:Drive
Hi I'm not very familiar with HDDs and partition software so if there is an explanation, doing it in plain English or step by step would be appreciated. Windows 7 32 bit My boot drive and the one with most off my stuff is C but it only has around 25GBs out of 97GB left. My D drive...
Hardware & Devices
win7 fold.old
hi guys, need help indeed, i install win7 again, but within new win7, the fold.old is empty, but the properties show that there are about 11gb data, some of them very impotant. i re-install win7 because it was not working can not strat window form some reason it keep shuting down and re boot...
General Discussion
Can anyone advise on how to increase hard disk rating?
can any one advise how can i increase my hard disk rating?
Performance & Maintenance
Hard Drive Partition Table / MBR / MFT Corrupt
Hello everyone. I hope that you can shed some light on my problem that I have recently got into at my own stupidity. Windows 7 was performing a disk check (CHKDSK) when I restarted it as I couldn't wait. Yeah I know, not the smartest thing to do. Anyway... After the restart the Boot Manager...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App