Microsoft announced that It has a plan to store digital data on human DNA .Researcher at microsoft says ” This technology will be based on research about storage of movies and documents in DNA . After long research Microsoft is developing storage platform that can uses biology to replace conventional tape, drives,CDs ,flash memory,etc .
Microsoft expects to have an operational storage system using DNA within a data centre by the end of the decade, according to a report in MIT Technology Review. This will help to solve exponential growth of DATA .
scientists have successfully stored 215 million GigaBytes of data on a single gram of DNA , including videos, and images . This successful research provide an alternative method of storing exponentially growing digital data . But the most challenging thing is speed . The speed to communicate data between other peripherials and DNA is about 400 Bytes/second , which is very slow compared to modern CPUs.
Another challenging factor about developing such system is converting digital bits into DNA code (DNA code are made up of chains of nucleotides labeled A, G, C, and T), because of chemical process used to produce DNA , or to menufacture DNA hence the cost per bit of storing data on DNA is thousands time more expensive than conventional storage medium , microsoft have to drop its price thousands time cheaper to make this device a competitive option .
This method of storing data will help to improve artificial intellegence systems . And will help making next generations computer that can use biological brain .
According to MIT technology review , microsoft will take upto 3 years for complete development of such system for the common use in the market . This newly discovered technology will help to improve modern challenge about exponentially growing storage demand .