SSDs will soon be able to store 1000 times more data
Posted On March 23, 2021
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University of Alberta Scientists Unveil New Hydrogen-Based Storage Technology That Can Increase the Capacity of Solid State Drives by 1000 Times.
The new method involves the rapid manipulation of individual hydrogen atoms on a silicon chip using a nano-needle. The technology allows you to create solid-state drives with a capacity of 21.4 terabytes per 1 sq. see. This can be compared to writing 350 thousand letters on a grain of rice. At the moment, the project offers the most compact and affordable way to store information.
The team introduced the technology a long time ago, but only recently was able to achieve efficient operation in conditions of normal and high temperatures, which allows it to be used for commercial purposes. Scientists have already created an application for archiving data, continue to work to improve read and write speeds, and are also developing more advanced processing models..
French scientists are also working in this direction, but they propose to store information in holmium atoms. and process it with quantum mechanics.
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: University of Alberta / Flickr