Researchers at Southampton University in United Kingdom have developed a method which helps to store “5D” digital data on nano-structured quartz for about 14 Billion Users.

Small Quartz Disc Can Store 360TB data for lifetime, say researchers

Invented as the “Superman Memory Crystal”, the glass memory has been differentiated to the “Memory Crystals” which is used in the Superman films. The data is recorded through self assembled nano-structures developed in Fused Quartz.

This storage is having extra-ordinary properties which includes 360TB per disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1000°C and virtually limitless lifetime at room temperature or roughly 13.8 Billion years at 190°C, launching a new stage of eternal data archiving.

The Storage is secure portable memory and it can be really beneficial for the big companies having many archives. It will help organisations like Museums, Libraries and National Archives to protect their records and information.

University of Southampton posted “Now, major documents from human history such as Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Newton’s Opticks, Magna Carta and Kings James Bible, have been saved as digital copies that could survive the human race. A copy of the UDHR encoded to 5D data storage was recently presented to UNESCO by the ORC at the International Year of Light (IYL) closing ceremony in Mexico,”.

This technology was first tested in the year 2013 when 300 Kilobyte digital copy of file was successfully recorded in 5D.

“It is thrilling to think that we have created the technology to preserve documents and information and store it in space for future generations. This technology can secure the last evidence of our civilisation: all we’ve learnt will not be forgotten.” said Professor Peter Kazansky, from the ORC.

Kazansky further said “This technology can secure the last evidence of our civilisation – all we’ve learnt will not be forgotten,”.

The Team behind this technology are now seeking industry partners in order to further develop and commercialize this new innovative technology.

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