New Holographic Disc to store 1 Terabyte (1,024 GB) of data

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  1. David Galindo

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    Well, I doubt the home video industry will embrace this format until HD is surpassed, but think of the implications for computer users. Backing up your entire DVD/CD collections on a few of those babies sounds rather exciting, doesn't it? [​IMG]
     
  3. Scott Thomas

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    Aprox 217.8 DVD's can be stored on one of those disk.

    You can probaly fit the entire Simpson series w/ commentary and extras on 2 Disks!!
     
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    Yeah but they'll probably be flipper disks. [​IMG]
     
  5. David Galindo

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    Interesting how it looks slightly bigger than a normal CD...thats kinda odd. Almost like a high tech laserdisc.
     
  6. RobertR

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    It's not significantly bigger than CD/DVD, and nowhere near as big as laserdisc.
     
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    no, but it is bigger. which means that they may have trouble deploying this technology to the PC. the 5.25 drive bay may be a little too small for this disc. i dont know why the designers did not make the disc the same physical size as a cd, unless they REALLY wanted to hit the 1 TB barrier.

    CJ
     
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    Right, what I meant was, it looks like the evolved form of a laserdisc [​IMG]

    I wonder what a CD like that would retail for...$400?
     
  9. Mike Slade

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    That disc in the pic does look bigger but the article says "....enabling existing discs the same size as today's DVDs to store as much as one terabyte of data "
     
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    I think this would be more exciting for HDD manufactors than for removable media use. They are hitting the edges of speed and platter density using current materials. Having say 5 HDV platters in an enclosed drive giving 5 terabytes of data while spinning not so fast could be attractive for future HDDs. The lasers would be expensive initially but the platters themselves could be much cheaper long term.

    Blu-ray and HD-DVD is enough for home users in the next 5-10 years. When the next format rolls out (like 2200p or whatever resolution), the next wave could be holographic.
     
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    Insane.
     
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    *cough*vaporware press release to boost stock*cough*
     
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    Maybe it's just the camera angle that makes it look bigger?
     
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    That's actually what i was trying to say with my other post but i guess it didn't come across that way.
     

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