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post #1 of 24
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hmm interesting

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Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Metals Research in Stuttgart have discovered a new mechanism with which it is possible to use weak magnetic fields to reverse tiny magnetic structures, called vortex cores, quickly and with no losses. Up until now, very strong magnetic fields have been necessary to accomplish this, requiring highly complex technology. The new method might open up new possibilities for magnetic data storage (Nature, November 23rd, 2006).
The whole paper can be found here, but it is only available to subscribers.

From reading up on it it looks like the main benefits will be a much greater storage density (in the order of 7.5TB drive) and a lot less complex technology. Plus they sound freakin cool, wonder if Sam Beckett had one?
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Haha sick
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Neat- HDD storage could become super-efficient I just hope we have enough programs to fill it with
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post #4 of 24
"Hmm, let me just fire up my Quantum Vortex Core Drive..."


Hell yes.
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I honestly don't see this as being very useful. Holographic storage (3D optical data storage) is set to debut in a couple of months and offers much better storage density than magnetic ever can. With holo storage you can make your disc thicker to increase storage density and solve a lot of the problems with current drives and their limitations
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"Hey, why don't you leave me alone?"

"Cuz I don't have to"

"Oh yeah, well let me just throw my Quantum Vortex Core Drive at you!"



...yeah...the name rules....
    
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post #7 of 24
7.5TB a drive? shh I'd be happy with 5.
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Enough. Get back on topic. Describing what you are going to store isn't applicable in this case.
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post #9 of 24
7.5 TB......between 3 rigs i have right now i'm using a total of less than 50 gig LOL
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post #10 of 24
This is not saying that every drive will have 7.5TB - this is saying that this kind of drive will have a 7.5TB limit - that kind of storage would not come around for a huge amount of time. Look at how long it took to max out drives in their current incarnation (the max size of non perpendicular drives is 320GB IIRC). The 7.5 TB would only come 5-10 years down the road - don't think you wont need that storage by then. Computer history is full of quotes of people saying how they can't imagine needing amounts of data that are ludicrously small by today's standards
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