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Introducing the Light-Operated Hard Drives of Tomorrow

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The structure of the hard drive platform.

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have created a proof of concept for a new platform for hard drives.

Credit: 2020 EPFL

Laszlo Forro and colleagues at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) have created a new hard drive proof of concept establishing a platform for hard drives that are smaller, faster, and more affordable and energy-efficient.

The researchers described the design as a viable substitute for heat-assisted magnetic recording technology, which heats disk material during the writing process.

The experimental technique could lead to the development of a new generation of magneto-optical hard drives.

From EPFL News (Switzerland)
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