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Author Topic: ~ Are you looking for a new hard drive? ~  (Read 141 times)

coothead

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~ Are you looking for a new hard drive? ~
« on: 1 Dec 2021, 05:53:01 pm »
Hi there peeps,

if you are perhaps looking for a new hard drive
then this article might be mildly interesting...

Scientists  closer to swapping hard drives for DNA

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Re: ~ Are you looking for a new hard drive? ~
« Reply #1 on: 2 Dec 2021, 03:35:06 am »
I very nearly thought this was a spammer post... :lol:
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Re: ~ Are you looking for a new hard drive? ~
« Reply #2 on: 3 Dec 2021, 01:43:28 am »
The innovation is amazing and impressive especially since...

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If stored as DNA, every film ever made could be stored in a space smaller than a sugar cube

Imagine making all the current data centers redundant :)
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Re: ~ Are you looking for a new hard drive? ~
« Reply #3 on: 3 Dec 2021, 04:04:50 pm »
It's a shame the media hype about it is such bullshit, given the tech itself is semi-legitimate. Again, long term cold storage. It has a number of... flaws you won't find in most articles.

1) reading it is a destructive process. It's "volatile storage".

2) reading it is slow. VERY slow, and unlikely to ever be fast. Whilst yes, it has the storage density to store every movie ever made, it's not even fast enough for realtime playback of 72 line mechanical video at 160v.

Which for most practical uses puts it up there with 20th Century Motors "Dale", hyperloops, Theranos, and "solid hydrogen" on the predatory scam-artist scale.
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Re: ~ Are you looking for a new hard drive? ~
« Reply #4 on: 3 Dec 2021, 04:51:43 pm »
Quote from: Jason Knight
It's a shame the media hype about it is such bullshit,

Note:-

I did point out that...
"this article might be mildly interesting"
...rather than attach any validity to it.  ::)

Personally, I find a 250GB hard drive more than adequate.  8)


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