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Glass Disk Can Be Used to Store Data For Centuries

Written on September 29, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Hitachi has invented a glass disk that is a waterproof and fireproof data storage

Popular Japanese brand, Hitachi, has created a glass disk that can be used to store data. Since the disk is fireproof, chemical and radiation resistant and waterproof, the data could be preserved for centuries, unless the glass is broken.

The glass disk is made of quartz glass. It is only 2cm square and 0.2cm thick. The glass makes use of technology that relies on layers of dots to store data in binary form. The data stored in the storage chip can be deciphered with a microscope.

Hitachi plans to make the technology available in museums, goverments and companies who are interested to invest in a resilient data storage.

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Toshiba, Hitachi, Panasonic Shut Down LCD Plants for a Month

Written on March 18, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From natural disaster to economic downturn, Japan's LCD suppliers shut down due to damages from last Friday's earthquake.

Following a treacherous 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami last Friday in Japan, LCD providers Toshiba, Hitachi and Panasonic are reporting that they are closing down their LCD plants due to damages. Toshiba and Hitachi announced that they will halt assembly lines for around a month, while Panasonic, on the other hand, isn’t sure when it’s Chiba-based LCD plant will get back on its feet.

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Hitachi Unveils Hybrid Optical Drive with SSD

Written on October 06, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Hitachi-LG just revealed their latest "Wonder" as their Hybrid Sata III Optical Drive now comes with SSD. With a drive as ultimate as this, people at CEATEC 2010 might have dropped their jaw.

Hitachi-LG kicks off at the first day of CEATEC 2010 in Tokyo, Japan as they announced their first “Wonder”. The latest Wonder has a Hybrid SATA III Optical Drive with SSD, that sports a 6.0 GBps data transfer. The Hybrid Optical Drive is the ultimate drive for any companies looking to build the slimmest PC ever!

No details with regards to the capacity of the SSD yet, so as the release date. But this item is now in reality and expected to hit shelves soon.

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