[ExI] Long term "5D" data storage

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Jul 23 15:18:23 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 04:41:38PM +0200, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Here is a neat little paper about storing information in 3D (+2
> optical dimensions) in fused silica. The promising thing is that
> this might be very inert and stable, so it would make good really
> long term storage:
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/23/southampton_unis_superman_storage_glass/
> http://www.orc.soton.ac.uk/fileadmin/downloads/5D_Data_Storage_by_Ultrafast_Laser_Nanostructuring_in_Glass.pdf
> The density is nice, but it is the stability that matters.

The most durable semi-mainstream storage medium I'm aware of
is Glassmasterdisk http://www.lne.fr/publications/guides-documents-techniques/syylex-glass-dvd-accelerated-aging-report.pdf

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