Microsoft Founder Bill Gates once said (I admit it is so clichéd to quote this), “640K ought to be enough for anybody” – Even a 64 Gigabyte Hard-Disk is now looked down upon.
30 years since that statement was made, we are now looking at Hard-Disks that are 30 Terabyte in size (that is 30,000 GBs) using Nano-technology.
R. Shivaraman from Chennai holds an Indian patent jointly with C. Gopalakrishnan (also awaiting U.S Patent), for an innovation that enables a hard drive to hold a large amount of data – 30 terabyte (TB) – as against the current storage capacity of average 500 gigabyte. [source]
Currently the technology for ultra-high data storage is already available and but what makes Shivaraman’s technology so unique is the time it takes to fabricate such ultra-high storage drives – Using his technology one can churn out 8 such hard-drives in a minute ! – Take That…
Here comes the sad part – R. Shivaraman is reportedly leaving Indian shores and joining U.S based Hard Disk manufacturer Seagate Technologies. They have reportedly offered him a salary of 1.4 crores !
To be honest it wouldn’t be prudent for me make a comment as I don’t know any further details – however, I can say this – India should do everything to nurture and retain such talent & innovations !
What are your thoughts?