MSFT makes use of the densest data storage medium in the universe?

On Microsoft R&D

By MIT Technology Review




The company MSFT Corp., thinks DNA, a building block of life, is the future of data storage. It says it could have a “proto-commercial system” up and running in three years.

DNA is incredibly efficient at encoding data—it could store every movie ever made in a volume smaller than a sugar cube.

Assessment: Antonio Regalado reports, Microsoft thinks it won’t be long before the molecule becomes a building block of data centers, too.


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