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ive just been surfing and i found this
Colossal Storage to introduce 1.2 petabytes of storage discs
anybody else know anything about this?
    
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That was the holographic discs thing right? I guess, before 2020 since that is when the patent runs out.

I was just reading this: http://colossalstorage.net/home_diskdrive.htm

I have more hope in IBM for bringing out the petadrive
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thats a load off stuff thats way over my head about the only thing that made sense was the different wavelenghts off light used in lasers
    
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I dought we would see petadrives anytime soon, it's hard enough making these 2-3TB drives atm, data is been crushed soo small into sectors, that it may get corrupted more easily if we rush things.

more reaserch needs to be put into memory flash, HDD's are slowly becoming obsoulete, the vibrations, spin-up times, the G-Force's they can handle are very limited, the large amount of heat they produce in server's. etc etc....

Memory flash is the real future at this time, the cost just needs to come down alot which we won't see in a long time....
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As I recall, mainstream hard drive capacities went from about 10 MB in 1983 to 1 GB by 1995, and the first 1 TB drives arrived in 2007. So we're moving up an order of magnitude about every dozen years or so.

At that rate, you can expect to see the first 1 PB drives show up in 2019, although I wouldn't expect them to be common until about 2021. We'll have to decide whether we want the latest 64-core CPU from Intel or AMD to use with it, along with some new DDR6 memory.
     
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