As a population, we’re creating more data than ever before: estimates say 90 per cent of the world’s data was created in the last two years.
A data expansion at this rate requires new ways to store it. Computer scientists at IBM and Sony’s division for data storage have now managed to fit 330 terabytes of uncompressed data onto a small cartridge that can be held in the hand.
A movie, operating system and Amazon gift card have been stored in DNA A movie, operating system and Amazon gift card have been stored in DNA
To put this figure into context, this is 330,000 gigabytes or 330,000,000 megabytes. In a slightly more understandable metric, this is roughly equivalent to 330 million books.
The cartridge also comes with a new world record for the amount of data that can be stored on
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