The end of the hard drive? Groundbreaking service to store vast amounts of data on DNA pellets revealed

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

By Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com

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.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5918593/The-end-hard-drive-DNA-pellet-storage-service-launch.html

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