IBM creates the world smallest storage device

GREETINGS TO ALL FROM MALICE-CORP.COM. This might be old news to some of you but I am betting it is not.  Back on the 8th of March 2017, IBM announced their newest break through in data storage.  IBM had a solution that allows them to store 1 but of data with one atom.  In my endeavor to bring to the masses what some might think as boring geek stuff I now have this little gem for your approval as we talk a little about the world’s smallest storage device.

IBM explains their world smallest storage device

Why is this important

Well one of the biggest issues we face in computer advancement is miniaturization.  We want make things smaller and smaller so you can do more with less space.  Well this is the ultimate space saver.  If as the video above says it takes 100,000 molecules to store 1 bit of data in a modern traditional hard drive this new tech is 100,000 times more efficient.  That means you could store 3.057E1021 bits of data in 1 gram of gold.  Now this is if you could use the gold at 100% efficiency.  Now that isn’t really realistic cause we are never going to be 100% efficient at anything.  So lets say can get 1% of a single gram of gold to hold data for us.  Well that is approx 3.06e+19 of bits data.  Lets just divide that by 8 to get the number of bytes and we get 3.82E+18 bytes.  We then divide that by 1e+15 the number of bytes in a petabyte and we get 3082 petabytes stored in 1% of a gram of gold!  I call that miniaturization.  It is easy to see why IBM claims now to have the smallest storage device ever made.


Agree with my math or find some flaw in my thinking let me know in the comments below or did I just completely loss everyone with all that jumble cause I think I might have killed a few hundred brain cells with all that!

Jack Malice, Contributor and founder

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