Reply to post: re: No word on actual data transfer rates.

Picture this: An exabyte of cat pix in the space of a sugar cube of DNA

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re: No word on actual data transfer rates.

About 10 hours per access operation, minimum according to the article. Really slow but high density and long life. A USB stick might be 5 to 10 years. A writeable CD left on window sill less than a week?

An old HDD in a drawer might last a long while (not sure about shingled or other very density).

Tape can last 20 years if stored properly, you need to make copies as slowly get print through.

I think Magneto Optic storage was good (I remember 3.5" Sony cartridges in 1990s with 250Mbyte)

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