Source: Arch Mission Foundation

The world of today is known for its fast-paced environment and its increasing use of information. New technologies emerge every year, requiring more data storage than before. To put things into perspective, the first-ever hard disk drive (HDD), The IBM 350 Disk File, could only hold up to 5MB (Megabytes) of data, as opposed to the present, where most commercial hard drives can hold an average of 1TB (Terabytes). Although there are different kinds of data storage such as HDDs, solid-state storages, and tapes, one type stands out due to its exciting history and physics: optical data storage. Optical data…

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