This tech will be very expensive at first. But the sheer amount of data that can be stored might make it profitable from early on, for those who can afford the investment. This could lead to very cheap long term cloud storage, right?
Affording it is one thing but if it breaks then what? These won’t be used for profitability for a long-ass time since you’ll need multiple just from a disaster recovery standpoint. Down time means no money to pay for your highly expensive storage.
Yeah my initial reading was too optimistic
I’m trying to think of some use cases, I can really only think of two that it might be used for. Space travel and doomsday vaults.
Space travel is a no brainer and these could be used as another form of storage that contains legit everything humanity knows while having the critical stuff run on standard reliable hardware. Incredibly small and lightweight storage in comparison.
Doomsday vaults would be the same idea. Having these as another way of storing information that otherwise we would never keep due to the immense size.
Your missing the idea that data centers have huge amounts of storage that are very expensive to protect and cool. Especially for companies like meta that record sooooooooo much on each and every one of us.
I’m not missing it we just already talked about it, like I said that is incredibly far off, these have to be at the level of being profitable while being easy to replace. Once you start using exabyte storage you need more exabyte storage to back it up since it’s only other thing capable of handling the size, no for profit company would put their life on the line for experimental tech when just having loads of harddrives works fine, is well battle tested and has every ounce of support you could ever need.
Experimental and advanced research/project will probably be the only use case in our lifetime.
Oh apparently this is still a long way ahead
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