You could fit the data from 25 million 1TB SSDs on this 5cm diamond wafer

TeKPhaN

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Sep 11, 2013
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That's enough storage space to install every game on Steam over 6,000 times.

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roughly 50,000 games on Steam and each one is around 80GB, which to be completely honest is probably a gross exaggeration of the average game install size on the platform, you'd be looking at around four petabytes of data required to install the lot. So with a single diamond wafer you could save the entire Steam catalogue 6,250 times.

Though there's likely room for much more if you factor in how many visual novels there are on Steam.

Now it's not like this diamond wafer will act like a disc you throw into your machine. This is quantum storage, and it uses a defect in diamond, known as the nitrogen-vacancy center, to store a quantum bit, or qubit (via New Atlas).




 

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Sep 11, 2013
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That's enough storage space to install every game on Steam over 6,000 times.

T5DRx9QYwNcCkKwKYCefKT-970-80.jpg.webp




roughly 50,000 games on Steam and each one is around 80GB, which to be completely honest is probably a gross exaggeration of the average game install size on the platform, you'd be looking at around four petabytes of data required to install the lot. So with a single diamond wafer you could save the entire Steam catalogue 6,250 times.

Though there's likely room for much more if you factor in how many visual novels there are on Steam.

Now it's not like this diamond wafer will act like a disc you throw into your machine. This is quantum storage, and it uses a defect in diamond, known as the nitrogen-vacancy center, to store a quantum bit, or qubit (via New Atlas).




Is it stable though and will the data survive?