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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-06-2019, 08:25 AM - Thread Starter
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[Engadget]Microsoft archived ‘Superman’ on its Project Silica glass storage medium

https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/04/...roject-silica/

"Project Silica's glass square that contains Superman measures 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 2 mm and holds 75.6 GB of data."

Pretty cool

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Quote: Originally Posted by criminal View Post
https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/04/...roject-silica/

"Project Silica's glass square that contains Superman measures 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 2 mm and holds 75.6 GB of data."

Pretty cool
Reading this I immediately though of this as the preferred storage medium of data for folks in cryo stasis on interstellar space flights.


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i mean, its for cold storage

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Isn't this practically the same data density as triple layer Bluray?
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Isn't this practically the same data density as triple layer Bluray?
Thanks for reminding me, I wanted to buy some mdisks for backing up my pictures and stuff since my Barracuda 3TB is running slowly.
These look better than this glass stuff: https://www.amazon.com/Archival-Verb...s%2C182&sr=8-5 ,but I thought some of the reviews said the m disk burners (mine is from 2013) were finicky about which disks worked.

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Quote: Originally Posted by criminal View Post
https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/04/...roject-silica/

"Project Silica's glass square that contains Superman measures 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 2 mm and holds 75.6 GB of data."

Pretty cool
20 years later... oh snap, what is H.264 or H.265? Damn those codecs have been discontinued and we can't play the stored data anymore!
Or damn that bit is corrupted now rest of the playback is a broken mishmash.

There is more to storing something long term than just having it survive a few decades without physically disintegrating.

They don't take out masters or often even mater copies out of storage for remasters, they don't care and want to do that, they use what ever is the latest official transfer they have, such as what they did for DVD they happily rerelease on Bluray 4k with crazy tints due to old age of that copy of a copy of copy. Sometimes they do read a decent copy and make a nice rerelease at 4k but it's not the norm that often. Also getting the same tonemapping one is used to from 1080p Bluray etc. on those remasters at 4k is sometimes a big miss. At best I would say they use a master copy but never a master. For newer digitally produced and stored movies this of course is so much simpler, if you want to go through several drives for 1 movie haha.

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Barely 1GB per layer doesnt seem like great density. I guess it is a lot better than tape is but still, youd expect better these days.

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Neat.

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But as Microsoft develops the technology, the company is creating discs with higher and higher capacities. Plus, the main benefit of this new medium is longevity and stability, not capacity. Research teams have put the square discs through their paces, ensuring the data is still readable even after baking them in ovens, dunking them in boiling water, heating them in microwaves and scratching them with steel wool.
It's for cold storage though. Where physical size isn't nearly as important as longevity and readability.

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I guess this is the closest we're going to get to holographic storage.
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Ars has an article as well. I like the long term storage aspect, but - and it's a big BUT. It took a week to write that 76GB and 3 days to re-read. It's not something I'd want to use with any regularity.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019...-year-storage/

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