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Microsoft has actually disclosed the initial evidence of idea use its Project Silica freezer tool. Together with Warner Bros, which is really thinking about protecting its movie and also TELEVISION archive for future generations, Microsoft has actually efficiently saved and also recovered the whole 1978 famous Superman motion picture on a Project Silica square. Roughly the dimension of beverages rollercoaster (75 mm x 75 mm) and also 2mm thick this long lasting historical tool can accumulate to 75.6 GB of information plus mistake redundancy codes.

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Currently Warner Bros shops its material archives in 3 areas; 2 electronic duplicates and also one on the initial tool, if readily available (35 mm movie, as an example). Some essential digital-sourced movies and also programs are also moved to movie – as CMY splittings up onto B&W movies. It timetables refreshes of these archives to be rejuvenated every couple of years – 3 years for HDD storage space, rather longer for analogue movie. Furthermore, the present storage space approaches call for expensive to keep ecological problems. With Warner Bros, substantial 100 year+ archive this is rather a pricey procedure.

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Project Silica looks like an eye-catching choice for lots of Warner Bros archives. The technology makes use of a Lasik design laser to melt voxels right into the silica glass (compose when). Up to 74 layers of voxels can be produced in the 2mm thick tool. The 75 x 75 x 2mm glass square can hold a healthy and balanced 75.6 GB of information. Moving onto the essential element of archiving, Project Silica shows off durability and also security and also examples have actually been baked (500 levels), steamed, microwaved oven, demagnetised and also searched with steel woollen– ” without any loss to the information saved within,” insistsMicrosoft Furthermore, this storage space tool needs no especially arduous ecological specifications for its risk-free storage space.

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So much so excellent, however remember this is simply an evidence of idea. For any type of range of Microsoft Project Silica fostering, also in an expert or particular niche sector, a reasonably rapid linked reader/writer would certainly be preferable as would certainly some longer term examinations validating the media’s toughness.


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