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New format and method of optical data storage are studied that afford a longer lifetime compared to current storage media, easier readability, better security, a thin film compact format, and cost-effective manufacturing. Our proposed information storage medium does not require any powering or cooling and has prolonged longevity, similar to the old photography negatives or micro-film technology that could potentially securely last for more than 100 years. In comparison, low-end Hard Disk Drives and other optical media like CD or DVDs can only last for up to 5 and 20 years, respectively. The longevity of NanoMedia will depend on the materials used and can be decided based on variables such as: price, lifetime required, and the usage environment. NanoMedia can, for example, be made of specific metal and plastic materials that are very long-lasting, immune to electromagnetic waves, and resistant to oxidation.