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


22 Oct 2011   #11

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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')

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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
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22 Oct 2011   #13

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

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.
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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.
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22 Oct 2011   #15

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

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.
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23 Oct 2011   #16

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

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

cheers
jimbo
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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!

discript
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24 Oct 2011   #18

win7
 
 

Bring back the old 360K 5.5" Floppy I would say!!!
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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!
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