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News Skyrmion breakthrough could boost hard drive capacities

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 9 Aug 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    dr-strangelove New Member

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    Misread the title as "Skyrim breakthrough could boost hard drive capacities"
     
  3. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    So long GMR & TMR! I wonder if this will arrive before HAMR?
    Bet the two-decade-out-of-date myth that you need to overwrite x times with 0s/1s/random data/deadbeef won't die though.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Frankly, we'll be lucky if it arrives before the singularity. It's a long road from a 4-bit 'storage device' that needs a scanning tunnelling microscope as a read/write head to something you can stick in your desktop...
     
  5. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Me too with the Skyrim.

    Perhaps there will be a future skyrim mod that uses all of the space of a skyrimion hard disk?
     
  6. Andy M

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    Wait for BSkyB to sue them, à la Skydrive.
     
  7. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    I used to care about magnetic hard drives, then I took an arrow in the knee.
     
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    Could've been worse mate you could've caught an SSD
     

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