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Live-Blogging Hitachi's 100-Million-Year Storage Test

A quartz crystal
A quartz crystalPhotograph by Tetra Images/Getty Images

Hitachi has developed a glass-based data storage medium that is highly heat and water resistant, capable of holding data for hundreds of millions of years, and says it may be able to bring it to market by 2015. —InfoWorld News, Sept. 25

Welcome to the Hitachi Memory Liveblog. It’s an exciting day here in Chiyoda City, Tokyo, home to Hitachi’s world headquarters, as the company is about to show off its latest storage technology: laser-etched quartz glass. We’re here in the lab, waiting for the event to start, and will be live-blogging the testing through the next 100,000 millennia.