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If you think “I hate carrying around all those 2TB flash drives,” or “I wish someone made a hard drive larger than 10 terabytes,” then you’re in luck. A new drive designed by Dutch researchers promises to fit 62.5 terabytes on a drive the size of a postage stamp and is 500 times more dense than current solid-state drives. You might even call it an “atomic hard drive.”
The drive uses chlorine atoms on a copper surface to store data in a way that hasn’t been done previously.