The pace didn’t stop there though, in 2009 Sony and SanDisk launched a 2 Terabyte (TB) solid state memory stick; and today, for less than £100 you can buy a 3TB hard drive for a PC.
Nick Goldman and his team estimate that a gram of their DNA storage system could hold around 2 PetaBytes (PB) which is 2000TB. Wow! But, history tells us, very clearly, that we need a 1000-fold increase in data storage every decade.
So, is DNA data storage more than you could ever need? Apparently not, indeed, it appears to have arrived just in time.
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