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    Think your 3TB HDD is big? Seems common Salt can make it even bigger!

    Scientist in Singapore develops a method of using salt to create hard drives, and the result is much more data over the same physical area on the disk platters.

    http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/23209...he-institu.htm
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    Hope the salt won't rust my pc

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    What happens if it gets wet?
    Will it just dissolve?
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    I don't think they are using the salt in the drive but using it to create the structure from which the circuitry can be made from. I'm pretty sure salt isn't conductive so it can't actually be used as part of the circuitry they are talking of in the article.

    Cool stuff though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikec View Post
    I'm pretty sure salt isn't conductive so it can't actually be used as part of the circuitry they are talking of in the article.

    Cool stuff though!
    Salt, especially when mixed with water, is a conductor, as well as a corrosive chemical.

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    Yes but not when it's just salt. Read the article sounds they are using salt as a form work not using salty water.

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    Melted salt conducts electricity too, but indeed, that is not what is being used in this technology. They just use a salt solution that allows better control of the lithography process.
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