The scientists point out, however, that magnetic storage can still get 1,000 times faster than it is today before we hit this rarefied air. Seagate's CTO also chimes in with a statement of unconcern:
"Certainly we are not going to start packaging linear accelerators into hard disk drives, so the kinds of speeds achieved in these experiments would never be observed in an actual recording device," Kryder said. "It's not something that's going to impact anything we're contemplating in hard disk drives."So no worries. Yet.