Scientists use heat to store data on magnetic hard drive

Shawn Knight

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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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Another new and exiting technology that most likely won't make it to the market.
 

MrTomTom

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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.
 
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"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.
 

Chazz

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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?
 

cliffordcooley

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MrTomTom said:
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.
I assume you think the laser wouldn't damage the fiber optic's.