More data, less space used.
Scientists Fabricate Magnetic Data Storage Unit with Area 4 by 16 nm.
The German Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) and IBM scientists have developed storage on an incredibly small scale. It works out at about 100 times the present media density of modern hard disk drive. What this might mean the in future is hard to know; by the time this technology is applied to consumer storage devices will Flash-based media have become the main method for data storage?