The following are some of many types of datamedia used:
1) None - Memory and storage is often so cheap and datalinks are so plentiful there will be no need for a dedicated storage medium. To back up a machine, you copy its data to another machine. To restore, copy back.
2) PseudoDNA storage - popular among bioborgs, and in the Zoeific Biopolity.
3) Optical storage. The so-called 'sugar cube' device with its I/O peripherals.
4) Various nanotech devices.
Storage devices of whatever type are generally manufactured in such a size as to be easily transported and handled; 'flecks' are not often used, except in very space- or mass-limited situations, such as spaceflight. Even then, the possibility of loosing one's checklists into the air intake can sometimes be a problem.
Text by John B
Initially published on 09 October 2001.