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Solid-state drives lose data if left without power

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    And, the whole operation takes less than an hour.

    I've been telling my customers, for 35 years, "if you have some important data, a hard drive is the worse place you can store it, because when (not IF) it crashes, you've lost everything".


    TechnoMage
    My most important stuff is still stored analogue(paper)
    Ink fades, paper turns yellow and brittle. Not much that I know of is forever, not even diamonds. Hey, what about crystal memory?

    5D 'Superman memory crystal' heralds unlimited lifetime data storage - physicsworld.com
    Last edited by popeye; 10 May 2015 at 14:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    And, the whole operation takes less than an hour.

    I've been telling my customers, for 35 years, "if you have some important data, a hard drive is the worse place you can store it, because when (not IF) it crashes, you've lost everything".


    TechnoMage
    My most important stuff is still stored analogue(paper)
    Ink fades, paper turns yellow and brittle. Not much that I know of is forever, not even diamonds. Hey, what about crystal memory?
    Over here in Germany a few years back they were experimenting using rolls of Tesa film(German version of Scotch Tape) and lasers, in that the data would be burned in the rolls layered layers at different angels and layers .From 2001CNN:


    EML researcher Steffen Noehte discovered some three years ago that the polymer structure of "tesa Multi-Film" brand adhesive tape is well suited as a holographic data medium, the laboratory said. The technique, similar to that used to burn a CD, modifies the optical properties of the tape using a laser. It can store data on any individual layer of the tape without unwinding the roll or disturbing other layers, meaning as much as 10G bytes of data can be written on a single roll.

    The laboratory said the new technology is superior to current CD drives, for example, because it is the laser beam that rotates, rather than the storage medium, helping avoid potential balance problems. This technique enables high-speed rotation and thus the high data-transfer rates which are required to record and play back video films, for example.
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    I was just thinking after posted that, and what happens when you teenager hangs up his favorite football team poster with your music library then?
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