All the latest buzz in storage has been in the Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD standard. With storage capacities of 25 GB to 50 GB, this is clearly going to be needed for the latest high definition programming. What could be better? In a word, holograms!
With storage capacities starting at 300 GB, and scaling up to 1.6 TB (that’s 1600 gigabytes), this has the potential to swallow data like a hungry shark. Thoroughput starts at 20 mb/s, and is predicted to scale to 120 mb/s.
“Holographic recording technology utilizes intersecting signal and reference laser beams to store data in a number of 3D hologram images capable of saving hundreds of data pages in a single location. One 5¼ inch-diameter optical disc can store up to 150 million pages – more than 63 times the capacity of DVD. Also, with holographic recording, a multiple of form factors, such as discs, cards, etc., and laser wavelengths (red, green, and blue) can be used.”
Once again, I will be able to back up my hard drive on one disk. I can’t wait!