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IBM Squeezes Data Storage Into 12 Atoms

IBM Squeezes Data Storage Into 12 Atoms

IBM’s R&D labs have shown the potential to use atomic-scale magnetic memory to make dense storage components for the future’s computers.

While the current hard drives featured in PCs today store a single bit of data in over a million atoms, this new development fits that same bit into 12 atoms.

The million dollar research within IBM’s $6billion per year R&D investment could lead to vastly reduced sizes in hard drives and less power consumption.