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The millipede project

Is this the storage device for the future? with 4096 cantilevers, it can actually store  25 DVD on an area the size of a postage stamp!!!!! I remember in 2002 when it had "only" 1024 cantilevers…

The "millipede" high-density data storage system is based on micromechanical (MEMS*) components borrowed from atomic force microscopy (AFM). Tiny depressions created with an AFM tip in a polymer medium represent stored data bits that can then be read back by the same tip. Data written in this way can also be erased using the same tip, and the polymer medium can be reused thousands of times. This thermomechanical storage technique is capable of achieving data densities exceeding 1 Tb/in², well beyond the expected limits of magnetic recording.

Here is the page of the laboratory: Developed at the  IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland 🙂
Do not forget to access all available pages: Concept and components –  Read/write/erase process  – Recording technology – Servo and media navigation  – Small-scale prototype

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Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.