Microsoft to Store Data on DNA - 1,000,000,000 TB in Just a Gram
The future of Data storage technology is just about to change forever in a good way. We keep talking about how science is capable of doing anything that you can dare to imagine. Its happening for real now.
Do you know - 1 Gram of DNA Can Store 1,000,000,000 Terabyte of Data for 1000+ Years. And now, Microsoft has decided to do something with it.
#2 The amount Of Data
Do you know how much data has been circulated world wide till date? According to stats, 5.4 zettabytes (4.4 trillion gigabytes) of digital data, circulating and available worldwide, had been created by 2015, and it will boost to 54 zettabytes (ZB) by 2020.
Can you imagine how crazy these stats are. How are we suppose to save this amount of Data available? Microsoft has a solution. They are about to do something crazy to store all this.
Keep reading ahead to know more about the solution.
#1 The Solution
To solve this problem of storing the available video data, Microsoft has purchased 10 Million strands of synthetic DNA, called Oligonucleotides a.k.a. DNA molecules, from biology startup Twist and collaborated with researchers from University of Washington to explore the idea of using synthetic DNA to store huge amount of data.
Yes, Microsoft is indeed planning to store data in DNA. How cool is this?
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