Infinite Disk

Infinite Disk removes the COST barrier to RELIABLE data storage by leveraging community idle capacities (e.g. unused disks, bored retirees), reusing broken devices (e.g. laptops with faulty screens and keyboards) and taking over data income from the Cloud.

1. Store Everything

RAW data storage is cheap, the expensive part is making that storage RELIABLE so that it is fast, secure, expandable and always available.

A lifetime video of a person across a period of 90 YEARS at 2 frames per second for 18 hours a day using H265 codec at high definition (720p) with medium quality only takes up 5.85 TByte of raw storage.


In December 2022, a 6 TByte hard disk costs only AUD163.12 delivered, with a 6 years replacement schedule (median hard disk life expectancy is 6.75 years) the cost is about AUD 6.2 cents a day. Replacement cost after 6 years should be lower or at least be the same, as storage cost tend to drop faster than inflation.

To provide transparent, no downtime, self-healing in cases of system or human failures (which will definitely occur), Infinite Disk only needs a redundancy overhead of about 40% extra storage. Other operation overheads like labour, bandwidth, electricity etc. are also reduced with citizen synergy technology. The total cost of a RELIABLE 6 TByte of storage is expected to be under AUD 13 cents a day in Australia.

Infinite Disk has been designed to deliver traditionally expensive RELIABLE STORAGE at raw storage prices like a whole lifetime of storage for LESS than AUD 13 cents a day.

2. Retain Control

The first step in OWNING information assets is putting your data on YOUR device, but there is only so much data that your mobile phone can hold, this is where Infinite Disk come in.

Infinite Disk allows you to store all your digital assets safely on external devices owned by others yet lets you retain full control.

Infinite Disk solves traditional problems of storing data at home (e.g. network is unreliable, hardware is limited, finance is tight, site is insecure, support is scarce) by empowers large numbers of citizens to work TOGETHER to provide each other with private storages that have substantially lower cost, better privacy, more reliability, higher capacity and faster performance than current cloud storage.

Infinite Disk is the only storage technology with the capacity, reliability, flexibility, security, affordability and usability to handle ALL your data across ANY application.

Start by adding 1TByte (yes, one terabyte) to your mobile phone and expand as you go. Infinite Disk underpins your Private Cyberspace's ability to keep your data safe and available 24x7 at breakthrough costs.

As the owner of the data, Infinite Disk gives only you total control of traditionally enterprise classed storage technologies scale the price performance of your storage.

1. Infinite Capacity

For the first time in history you can now access enough storage capacity from the comfort of your home to store every single moment of your life AND store information about everyone and everything you care about.

Unlimited capacities of the right performance and size to match your different applications can be added progressively as needed.

2. Infinite Reliability

For the first time in history, you can protect your data by encrypting them and storing them anonymously on thousands of sites.

Your data are stored seamlessly across three independent storage regions - on your device, on campus, on internet.

Hardware will fail, network will disconnect, Infinite Disk's self-heal and offline capability means your cyberspace and your digital life are not impacted when they occur.

Increase redundancy for your most precious photos, reduce redundancy levels for the movies you can download again at any time.

Infinite Security

Such a storage underpins the possibility of private Cyberspace

removes ALL barriers (like support, security and reliability etc.) preventing citizens from taking advantage of the continuously improving price performances of modern data storage (from NVMe to HDD) in their homes.

A private data storage driven by you from the security of your home that is cheaper, faster and more reliable than any other storage available.

Current machine learning based Artificial Intelligence (AI) relies on having a lot of data to train on. Controlling the data is the first step in controlling AI.

Infinite Disk gives citizens large amount of secure, low cost and reliable data storage to store and train their own AI exclusively, so they can control AI instead of the other way round.

Ease of Use

To achieve a high degree of ease of use, Infinite Disk is designed with "plug and play" and "set and forget" features.

Infinite Disk uses the revolutionary User Driven Storage to overcome the cost and complexity of storing large amounts of critical data on user sites securely and reliably.

No need for a team of technical personnel nor expensive hardware like in Software Defined Storage.

Universal Storage

Infinite Disk provides a trusted universal storage for all your data by orchestrating data storage across all hardware (RAM, SSD, HDD etc.), all software (application, container, host, remote etc.) and location (in device, on local area network, across wide area network).

Storage Capacity

ZFS is used as the default

Strip Capacity

Default has 6 storage units in each strip.

With the default 60GB storage unit, the MINIMUM capacities across all 3 strip types for an infinite disk:

3+3 strip = 130GB
4+2 strip = 180GB
5+1 strip = 220GB

The above has 20% free space and has slop space allocated, calculations performed using ZFS Capacity Calculator -

Infinite Disk Demonstrations

Infinite Disk has a lot of features not possible with any other remote storage.

1. Long Distances

Data files are created, read and deleted on a Disposable Node in Sydney Australia with a File Proxy in Tokyo, Japan and File Nodes distributed around the world.

Country City Ping
Australia Sydney 4.75ms
Australia Melbourne 26.0ms
Singapore Singapore 96.8ms
India Mumbai 146.7ms
South Korea Seoul 152.2ms
USA LA 160.8ms
Japan Tokyo 183.3ms
USA New Jersey 235.3ms
UK London 278.6ms
Germany Frankfurt 283.5ms
Canada Toronto 308.4ms
Sweden Stockholm 316.7ms

Pings are average round trip duration from Disposable Node in Sydney, Australia.
All files on the Infinite Disk are split into 11 pieces by the File Proxy and stored into 11 File Nodes worldwide.

2. Massive Writes

Storing Terabytes of real-time data from a 24x7 4K video feed in support of continuous AI recognition.

3. Universal Compatibility

Infinite Disk transparently extends ZFS functionality across the globe without any modification to ZFS, resulting in full support to computing applications (e.g. operating systems, databases, search engines etc.) that other remote storage system cannot handle.

Infinite Disk Applications

Personal Applications enable you to mix and match applications that works best for your own life style.

The following are some applications that have been integrated into the demonstration Home Digital Hub at

Only the File Storage is created by default on all Home Digital Hubs. You need to specify which extra tradit module you want in yours.

Console Zone

CONSOLE Function Demonstration
1 App Console
2 Barcode Console
3 Calendar Console
4 Encrypt Console
5 QRcode Console
6 Relation Console
7 Speech Console
8 Task Console
9 Vault Console

Campus Zone

Home Zone

. Function Demonstration
1 Album Home
2 Hub Home
3 Photo Home
4 Recorder Home
5 Search Home
6 Agent Home

Personal Insight

. Function Demonstration
1 File Storage
2 Relationship Manager

Group Interaction

. Function Demonstration
1 Web Site
2 Online Chat
3 Online Meeting
4 Email Server
5 Video Broadcast
6 Discussion Forum

Artificial Intelligence

. Function Demonstration
1 Speech Recognition
2 Image Recognition
3 Video Recognition
4 Text Recognition

Adding Your Application

Entity Name is 16 to 32 characters in length made up of random character from the character set 0-9 and a-z.

Optional first 8 characters of the Entity Name can be used as Short Name if no conflict possible.

The Campus Application Zone within your Private Cyberspace contains applications that are suitable for

allows you to boost the security, capacity and reliability of traditional applications seamlessly.

Public information that you do not mind disclosing (Global Broadcast) or Private information that you have already encrypted (Client Encryption).

Home Digital Hub application is the centre of a Private Cyberspace it processes and stores most of the information inside the Cyberspace.

It has enough privacy, capacity, reliability, flexibility, security, affordability and usability to store everything for you - yes everything - covering your whole lifetime. The only storage service where you have full control, you can even tell it to "forget" things!

1. Domain Name System

By default all Home Digital Hubs are created with random names under the domain.

For example if you want to use a more meaningful name like then you can bring your own domain name or you can get a new one.

If you want a turnkey solution instead of doing it yourself then offers Domain Name Registration that automatically set up your new domain name in your Home Digital Hub

After you have got your own Domain Name System, you can access you Home Digital Hub using it e.g. instead of

2. Traditional Applications

Numerous traditions applications can be ran inside the Home Digital Hub.

A traditional application can be running inside a disposable node by itself or together with other applications inside one disposable node.

1. Introduction

Traditional Applications can run inside your Disposable Node (to take advantage of's capabilities like Fuzzy Blockchain, Dynamic Alias, Infinite Disk etc.) in 3 general ways:

  1. Attached Application
  2. Imported Application
  3. Integrated Application


1.1. Attached Application

Existing applications of yours running on your own devices can be attached to your Disposable Node in minutes through standard protocols over the IP network, without any new hardware or software needed.

Disposable Node supports numerous protocols. For example, use SMB to access Infinite Disk and use OpenVPN to access Campus Network.

Function Protocol
Storage smb, s3, webdav, sshfs, nextcloud mobile apps etc.
Network openvpn, tinc, dhcp etc.
API carddav, caldav,

If you have problems connecting with your Disposable Node from an external network is of poor quality or firewall blocking, try some network tricks.

1.2. Imported Application

Imported Applications will be protected and managed inside your Disposable Node. The application itself is left untouched, but the hardware it is running on is a special Compute Station designed for Citizen Ecosystem.

It involves running your application on Compute Stations inside a virtual machine (e.g. KVM) or a system container (e.g. LXD). This can be performed in minutes for almost any x86 or ARM applications. You have to manage the application yourself, but the Compute Station it run on will be managed by your Home Operator.

Virtual Machine

Virtual Machines emulating either x86-64 or ARM v8 are supported.

KVM is preferred but most hypervisors will work.

System Container

System Container with Linux kernel.

LXD is preferred but most that can provide a Linux kernel 5.4 or later inside them will work.

1.3. Integrated Application

Out of the 3 different ways that existing apps can work within your Disposable Node, Integrated Applications shares the MOST logic and data with Citizen Applications in your Disposable Node.

It involves running your application inside a Disposable Node in a predefined way within a preconfigured LXD container that has other applications. Your application is full managed like other applications inside Disposable Nodes.

If an application has already been integrated by someone else before, then you can just use it directly in your Disposable Node without integrating it yourself.


Millions of open sourced software can take advantage of improvement in reliability, privacy, scalability provided by Infinite Disk to deliver services at global scale.

The following are some open sourced software we have bundled into Infinite Disk or have tested with Infinite, with so many available, you are sure you will find many nice ones we are not aware of ... tell us about them!

Server based File Managers

Trial Pricing

You can add infinite disk storage to for Private Cyberspace either by using your own hardware or unused spaces within the community on other people's hardware.

Own Hardware

By offering your own hardware to Infinite Disk, you exchange unused storage space with others, without having pay them any compensation for storing your data.

By default half of any un-used space are reserved for local use and half is made available

You have full control of how un-used storage to exchange at anytime e.g.

to tap into

  1. Recovered Storage

Retired laptops with cracked screens or faulty keyboards are ideal, just use our ONE COMMAND install to turn it into an Infinite Disk File Node.

  1. Exchange Storage
    Purchase a 4T or larger USB3 hard disk drive from any where and plug it into your Compute Staton.

  2. Rent Storage

Sample Pricing

Exchange Storage

Infinite Disk exchange data in 50GB storage blocks, so if you purchase a 4TB disk (a popular size) you will have 80 blocks.

  1. Hard Disk Cost:
    AU$140 for 4TByte disk with 3 year warranty, so 2TB price is AU$0.048 per month

  2. Hard Disk on average last more than 5 years:
    Adjust price to 5 years life AU$0.029 per month

  3. Add Overheads
    Double to AU$0.058 per month

There are a lot of variables like hard disk size, off-peak electricity and off-peak bandwidth prices. But we expect that profits can be make from an average Australia household selling at or above AU$0.06 per month per 50GB in most cases.

Community Hardware

Storage Exchange

If you do not want to put actual storage hardware into your Private Cyberspace, you can access the unused infinite disk storage space from others in a secure maner.

They might provide the storage to you for free

If you are selling storage, currently the recommended price to charge OTHERS for using your file node is based on:

20% of Apple iCloud Prices

So in Australia it is AU$1.49 for 50GB per month

In Australia it is AU$3 a month for 2TByte (2048GByte), since each file node is supplies storage in 8GByte blocks, they are about AU$0.01 each.

Note Apple uses binary (1024) in iCloud and decimal (1000) in iOS and macOS.

ZFS Alternative

ZFS can be used to implement Infinite Disk very efficiently but there are alternatives that can also be used.

For example, LVM can be used for thin provisioning, snapshots and RAID 6. Recent development of Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) allows LVM storages to acquire compression and deduplication capabilities similar to those in ZFS.

Other ZFS features can be added to LVM using 3rd party software: