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According to an AFP report, the U.S. national archives take up more than 500 miles of shelves, but one gram of bacteria used for storing data could hold the same amount of information as 450 2TB hard drives.

"This means you will be able to keep large datasets for the long term in a box of bacteria in the refrigerator," said student instructor Aldrin Yim about the biostorage project. Also according to Discovery News, another student instructor, Allen Yu said, "Bacteria can't be hacked. All kinds of computers are vulnerable to electrical failures or data theft. But bacteria are immune from cyber attacks. You can safeguard the information."
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Awesome. Just keep the Lysol outta there.
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Electrical failures?

Because the AC can't be turned off...
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1 gram of bacteria can hold the same as 450 2TB drives?

I want a 1KG heavy bacteria drive then. That's 900,000 TB or 900 million GB...
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Bacteria can't be hacked? What is this then? http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/06/bacteria_hacked/
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Reminds me of this.
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Bacteria can't be hacked? What is this then? http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/06/bacteria_hacked/
The term 'hacked', in this article, is figurative, not literal. You can't hack bacteria by means of software or hardware; however, according to this article, its DNA can be modified to produce a certain protein that allows it to infect a new species.

Oh, and in case you haven't realized this, bacteria can't be modified to divulge stored information.
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The term 'hacked', in this article, is figurative, not literal. You can't hack bacteria by means of software or hardware; however, according to this article, its DNA can be modified to produce a certain protein that allows it to infect a new species.

Oh, and in case you haven't realized this, bacteria can't be modified to divulge stored information.
Well I was kidding, as for divulging information what if we threaten it? On a side note why can't we pull encrypted info from bacteria? Cold boot attack? Freeze their little wieners off!
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What happens if a virus laches onto said bacteria?
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Maybe the bacteria can't be hacked, but the hardware/software that runs the bacteria-HDD certainly can be. It's just like a regualar mechanical HDD just a different medium.

I don't understand in what way is it un-hackable
Edited by strap624 - 1/26/11 at 9:47pm
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