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INPHASE TECHNOLOGIES TO USE CMOS CAMERA CHIP FROM CYPRESS FOR FIRST COMMERCIAL HOLOGRAPHIC STORAGE DRIVE Ultrasensitive Chip Provides High-Speed Data Read-Out at 500 Frames per Second;...
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Whenever I see holographic storage I automatically think to myself, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” We’ve been hearing about these forever and nothing seems to happen.
cost-effective… lower price… well, duh, like WHAT? stupid press releases… :r
more media coverage = more eyeballs eyeballin’ = more chance of more investment by interested parties. That’s the media game. The technology sure sounds amazing, but did you see the size of the prototype unit? That thing is high and DEEP. Far larger than the first one they showed ages ago. http://www.inphase-tech.com/media/inphase_promo.mov (earlier promotional vid with smaller drive - still huge) http://www.inphase-tech.com/media/inthebox_web.wmv With ‘new’ 300GB prototype (huuuge) Again, amazing pioneering technology that is quite unlike anything we’ve seen on the market. But don’t hold your breath waiting for low prices (or tiny units) just yet.
Just a thought, but how much capacity can we have if we put in several hdds of that size? Wouldn’t that give us over 300GB, plus you’ll get fast access already. I suppose it’s the technology that counts.
you could definitely fit a lot of HDs in there, but HDs are not for long-term archival (or particularly reliable). These things will initially be aimed at companies that have to (legally and cost-effectively) archive and access huge sums of data. The companies that buy these will likely buy a lot of those holographic cartridges to store their data reliably and space-efficeintly (aside from the size of the prototype drive, lol). HDs just don’t fit in that type of usage scenario. I think it’s safe to say they are not ready for the consumer market anytime soon :g but they might have something for enterprises before too long (by the looks of things) Optware is also developing holographic goodies. http://www.optware.co.jp/
isnt this the same thing some romanian dude invented a while ago? or is it diffrent but they have about the same capacity?