The end of the hard drive? Groundbreaking service to store vast amounts of data on DNA pellets revealed
- Can store a terabyte of data, equivalent to, 40 Blu-rays, in a DNA pellet
- Dozens of firms are racing to launch similar services
Published: 13:47 EDT, 4 July 2018 | Updated: 14:29 EDT, 4 July 2018
It could be the end of the hard drive – and a new era for computing.
A Harvard firm has revealed plans to launch the first commercial DNA storage system next year.
Catalog says it will be able to cheaply store a terabyte of data – the equivalent of 40 Blu-rays – in a DNA pellet, boasting ‘Our vision is to fit the information content of entire data centers into the palm of your hand.’