Microsoft’s DNA storage breakthrough could pave way for exabyte drives

The prospect of storing vast amounts of data on DNA has come closer to reality thanks to a new technique for retrieving data. Microsoft is keen on synthetic DNA as a future long-term archival medium that could solve the world’s need for more data storage. Previous research has shown that just a few grams of DNA can store an exabyte of data and keep it intact for up to 2,000 years. [1]

[1] By Liam Tung on ZDNet


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