A group of researchers has developed a “5D” technology for storing data that comes with the ability to write up to 500 terabytes in a glass disk that simulates the size of a CD.
5D data storage is the latest technology that can support data archiving among a number of other purposes, and 5D comes with three layers of nanodots in each file.
It is expected that the optical “5D” technology for storing data will perform faster compared to the technologies that were previously disclosed, as the new technology is characterized by a faster performance in writing data.
The new technology also comes with a number of features that support the technology in storage for long periods. Reports also confirm that the technology can resist temperatures up to 1000 degrees Celsius without disrupting the technology.
The new technology is based on the use of a femtosecond laser to address the problem of speed in this technology, and the new technology is based on “near-field enhancement” that works on building small models with low light pulses.
This new technology is also set to avoid thermal damage, and the technology can reach speeds of up to one million voxels per second, or about 230 kilobytes per second.