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Holographic Storage - Over half a terabyte per square inch

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  1. POGE

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    InPhase technologies has created holographic storage devices capable of holding 515Gb of data per square inch. Since magnetic platters are reaching their maximum capacity due to the on/off signals being stored so close together that they interfere with each other and cause corruption. Enter holographic storage. Thier first product is planned to be a 300Gb disk with a transfer rate of 20Mb/s, but thier next wave of merchandise will span from 800Gb to 1.6Tb drives.

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    Sweet, I don't really think they should release a product that only does 20mbps though.
     
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    ya thats like........................................................................
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    hey this is meant as longterm backup not internal harddisks....for now anyway.
     
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    ya? whanna fight?
     
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    Guys this is the first form of holographic storage ever, give them a break on the 20Mb read speed, I can almost gaurantee you it will improve drastically in a year or two.
     
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    Holographic storage has been in sci-fi movies/novels for decades. It's finally here and I get to see it :). 20mbps..... I assure it will improve :cool:
     
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    arent CD´s 15MB/seg at 52x and DVD´s at 16x just a bit faster ?
    pendrives and usb harddrives work at around 20MB/sec
    i remember that when the first CD drives for the PC came out, they were 600k/sec,
    to watch a movie you only need like 4MB/sec, and thats in mpeg1 or mpeg2, with better compression formats like divx or Xvid with 1-2MB/sec thats enough,
    were not talking about harddrive replacments, were talking storage, and when inicial speed is 20MB/sec before revising or improving the format, thats quite a respecteble result compared to the initial CD or DVD speeds,

    what worries me is that rumor says that a holographic burner is supposed to go for around 200k and disks for like 150bucks
     
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    Where did you get this data?
     
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    New technology is always expensive and flawed when it is first released. I wouldn't worry to much about initial price. Holographic media probably won't be common for at least a decade. Did you own a CD burner when games and music first began to be released on CD?
     
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    not new

    the technology is not new at all. i still remember a holographic storage device presented at cebit 2001. it has just always been way too expensive.
     
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    still at 20mb/s it will take along time to back up 200gb/s
     
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    5 years is extremely recent. The first prototype CD was produced in 1979 and magnetic storage has been around longer than that. It took 10 years for even a quarter of american households to have CDs and 20 years for DVDs to become popular. Be patient in 10, 20, or even 30 years I'm willing to bet you will be using holographic media. Just because something has "always been" expensive doesn't meen it always will be.
     
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    The article said 10-100 MBytes per second. Not Mbits per second. MBps is >> than Mbps. Still you would have to do 384MBps to beat a 3Gbps II SATA drive. So the holographic media could still have transfer rates equal to the Ultra ATA-100 Hardrives with 100MBps that some of you are still using. Of course the design with the developement of better technology will undoubtalby surpass the 100MBps range as has magnetic media.
     
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    Hmm, a bit of an exaggeration and incorrect numbers there. :) The first CD-ROM drives were 150 KB/sec (1x), 52x is 7800 KB/sec (about 7.6 MB/sec) and they actually can't read nearly as fast as that for the inner parts of the CD, more like 12x or 16x max or something like that. For DVD's, 1x I'm pretty sure is 1375 KB/sec, so 16x is 22000 KB/sec (about 21.5 MB/sec). For the inner parts of the DVD's, I think the max speed is around 4x speed (just from observation).
     
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    I've been hearing about this FOREVER from my stepdad. He said since I first met him in 1995 that people were working on "terracubes", little things the size of a sugar cube that could hold all the knowledge in the world with holographic memory. Looks like that's actually becoming close to practical now (yeah I know 1tb is about a gazillionth of all the knowledge in the world but we're getting there). AWESOME!!!!!
     

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