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Some time ago I've read about 5D 'Superman memory crystal' heralds unlimited lifetime data storage which is about the data-storage technique which uses a laser to alter the optical properties of fused quartz at the nanoscale.

This kind of devices can potentially store 360TB of data (equivalent to 75,000 DVDs) on a standard-sized disc.

Is this technology real so far? Are there any available hardware devices for data storage based on that technology that you can recommend?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's asking for technical explanations, not for recommendations (except for a bolted-on too-broad addendum — as a recommendation it's lacking price points, capacity requirements, performance requirements, …). – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Sep 9 '15 at 18:10
  • It is a an interesting question, but not particularly about modern computer hardware, and is way to broad. Again, an interesting question, but off-topic. – Firepower0701 Sep 10 '15 at 2:07
  • How would I know if it's not about modern hardware without asking? The article is few years old. – kenorb Sep 10 '15 at 10:32
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    After reflection, and based on meta discussions, I've voted to reopen. The answer is probably that there's still more marketing hype than technology at this point, and you should come back in a decade or two, but that should be an answer (if it's true), it isn't a reason to close. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Sep 18 '15 at 22:52
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    @Gilles Seconded. At a glance, the recommendation part seems broad, but then again the technology in question isn't exactly a broad topic itself, so a recommendation without parameters is acceptable. – Adam Sep 18 '15 at 23:15

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