Hitachi Invents Waterproof Glass ‘Disk’ That Can Store Data Forever


Anybody who’s had a hard drive crash knows the trauma that today’s imperfect storage technology can impart – but now a simple square of glass may hold the key to the vexing problem of storing data indefinably. Developed by Hitachi, the technology prints a binary series of dots upon a sliver of quartz glass which can then be easily read with a common microscope. It sounds simple enough, and that is exactly the point – the data can be easily accessed no matter what the future technologies of the digital age bring. Even better, the data is safe from fire, chemicals, and water – almost anything, except perhaps a hammer.

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