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IBM races to make hi-tech memory

April 11, 2008

I can remember a 4MB hard disk size, when IBM introduced its very first hard drive ever to use with their computer system. But, today the size of storage devices are come to very tiny and capacity of those devices have risen more than ever thought. It seems storage capacity  has reached terabyte namely, TB.

This news is something very unique and best one. MP3 Players are ready to get some extra storage as remained in the same size.

Handheld gadgets storing thousands of hours of film footage could soon be a reality thanks to IBM scientists.

Researchers for the computer giant are working on a technology known as racetrack memory which uses tiny magnetic boundaries to store data.

In a paper in the journal Science, the team at IBM’s Almaden lab in California outline ways to make the building blocks of the novel storage medium.

The capacity of MP3 players could increase 100 times from present levels.

But the IBM team say racetrack memory is still seven to eight years away from commercial use.


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