Saturday, 16 April 2005

Perpendicular_bitsHitachi's got a bright idea to cram 10 times the amount of data on any given piece of magnetic storage media.

The superparamagnetic effect is what happens when bits of data get crammed too close to each other and randomly reverse their magnetic charge. You get corrupted data, and that limits how much you can cram onto one hard drive platter.

So, Hitachi's plan is to stand those bits up on-end, like stacking a box of dominos standing tall rather than end-to-end on the table.

And they have a rather unique way to explain it to us: A Flash "music video." Check it out here.

Thanks to Omar Shahine for the link.

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