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World’s most expensive hard disk made of sapphire will last 1 million years

Seems like, now, one doesn’t need to worry about backing up the important data in one or the other storage mediums, as a team of scientists have created a sapphire disk drive, inside which the data is engraved with the use of platinum, and will survive for 1 million years. The project was actually born when nuclear waste repositories builders realized the serious need to preserve reliable records of what exactly they have buried and where, not for a few-years, but for tens of thousands of years. But, not everyone can afford it, as the prototype disk only costs $30,000, making it one of the most expensive hard disks.

2 Comments to World’s most expensive hard disk made of sapphire will last 1 million years

  1. Ok, how exactly do they “know” it will last a million years?

  2. RED on July 17th, 2012
  3. Let’s see them try to connect it to a computer in a million years…
    USB? IDE? SATA? Firewire? SCSI? SAS? Will it even spin up in a million years?
    What operating system will be THAT backwards compatible?

  4. Dave on July 18th, 2012

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