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Holographs, Liquid-State and DNA: The Future of Data Storage

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    Helium Drive Technology

    In 2013, HGST created the first 6 TB 3.5-inch hard drive; apparently, this was made possible by sealing helium gas inside the device.

    Helium has one-seventh the density of air, so it dramatically reduces the friction between the spinning disks in the device. As a result, it lowers the electrical power the hard drive consumes and allows more disks to be packed closer together, hence increasing the capacity.

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Holographs, Liquid-State and DNA: The Future of Data Storage

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    Helium Drive Technology

    In 2013, HGST created the first 6 TB 3.5-inch hard drive; apparently, this was made possible by sealing helium gas inside the device.

    Helium has one-seventh the density of air, so it dramatically reduces the friction between the spinning disks in the device. As a result, it lowers the electrical power the hard drive consumes and allows more disks to be packed closer together, hence increasing the capacity.

Last year, 2.4 billion people used the cloud for accessing email, social media, games, backup storage and apps. With this figure projected to reach 3.6 billion by 2018, it would appear that cloud computing is here to stay due to our need to store and access ever expanding amounts of data. But the cloud is just the beginning with exciting data storage developments on the horizon. 

This slideshow, provided by Ebuyer, depicts how far data storage has evolved since the IBM punch card in 1928 and further analyzes the future of this innovative industry. Datastickies, DNA storage and helium drives are just some of the possibilities for the future of data storage.