Data storage

Going with the grain — ScienceDaily

Reducing information stored in thin magnetic layers to the physical size of single grains could improve computer hard drives. Despite increasing competition from alternative technologies such as solid-state drives, magnetic disks remain an important data storage technology. Not only are…

Cassettes are the future of big data storage

By Paul Brands Like a mixtape, only bigger (Photo: Saturno Dona/ Alamy) THE cassette is about to make its big comeback, in a big way. From updates posted by Facebook’s billion users, to medical images shared by healthcare organizations around…

Hitachi-LG Data Storage Introduces Hybrid Optical Drive

Can optical drives have a new life? This is the idea behind the concept of hybrid optical drives from Hitachi-LG Data Storage. First shown at Computex last June, Hitachi-LG Data Storage showed its hybrid optical drive in action today at…

New technique promises billion-year data storage

A diamond is forever. And in a few years, you might be saying the same thing about everything you say on Twitter. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have found a way to develop a technique using carbon nanotubes…