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Hard disk capacity can sextuple with ‘pinch of salt’
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Written by Danrok   
Monday, 24 October 2011 19:06

From Bit-tech.net:

Researchers in Singapore have discovered a way to increase hard disk capacity six-fold by using sodium chloride (also known as chemical-grade table salt), according to Wired.

The new idea ‘ditches the idea of inefficient patternless clumps [of nanoscopic grains] and instead make slightly larger grains (ten nanometres, up from seven to eight nanometres), in regular patterns, which each store one bit.

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