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Scientists use heat to store data on magnetic hard drive

By Shawn Knight
Feb 8, 2012
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  1. A multinational team of scientists have discovered a new method to store data magnetically that is hundreds of times faster than current hard drives are capable of. Data is stored on…

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  2. Another new and exiting technology that most likely won't make it to the market.
     
  3. Typo: *exciting
     
  4. MrTomTom

    MrTomTom TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Why embed the laser directly on the read head ? I believe a mirror would make it much lighter with a laser at the base of the actuator arm.
     
  5. "Why embed the laser directly on the read head ? I believe a mirror would make it much lighter with a laser at the base of the actuator arm." ... or perhaps a tiny fibre optic tube.
     
  6. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 663   +71

    Could they make a very long laser, so that all parts of the disk(that are under the line of lights) can be read and written to at the same time if needed. It would make striping your HD useless.. and speed up access times yes?
     
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,433   +755

    as soon is this is mass produced for consumers, im investing all of my moneyz.
     
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,378   +2,766

    I assume you think the laser wouldn't damage the fiber optic's.
     
  9. Yeah, me too; I'm selling my house right now XD
     
  10. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Addict Posts: 323   +93

    it only took Blu Ray 14 years to get to market.. I'm sure we'll se this .. maybe in 20.
     
  11. jmjsquared

    jmjsquared TS Booster Posts: 144

    C'mon, now. Don't be so sinical. :-(
     
  12. jmjsquared

    jmjsquared TS Booster Posts: 144

    Typo: *Damned cynical. ;-)
     
  13. Am I correct in assuming this won't make read speeds any faster?
     
  14. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,056   +397

    I agree with that assumption since they are recording via magnetism thus they need another way to read it.
     

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