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+ - Hitachi Creates Quartz Glass Storage Medium

Submitted by guttentag
guttentag (313541) writes "Hitachi has announced (original press release in Japanese, translated to English) a new storage medium that uses a laser to imprint dots on a piece of quartz glass that correspond to binary code. The dots can be read with an optical microscope and appropriate software. The company says this medium is resistant to extreme heat, radiation, radio waves and should still be readable after a few hundred million years. It's intended as an archival format with data density similar to a music CD (40MB per square inch with 4 layers). Additional stories at Tom's Hardware and ZDNet."
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Hitachi Creates Quartz Glass Storage Medium

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