Science & Tech Spotlight: Alternative Data Storage Technologies
Science & Tech Spotlight: Alternative Data Storage Technologies, GAO-22-105954, May. 2022
Alternative data storage technologies—such as synthetic DNA and etched glass—are in development to meet growing demand. Current data storage media (e.g., magnetic tapes, DVDs, and hard drives) are likely insufficient to meet the emerging global data storage needs, which are currently estimated to be around 97 trillion gigabytes. Demand is expected to double by 2025.
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