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Blu-ray discs are supposed to store 25GB. HD-DVD may stretch up to 45GB. Big deal. The next new storage medium, holographic storage, may be able to cram 300GB onto one inexpensive disk.

nPhase is hoping that its first consumer product will be a postage stamp-size card that holds from 4GB to 8GB (no customers for this product have been announced yet). After that, a business card-size piece of film could be produced that holds 500GB.
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Yup...Holographic storage is the new wave of the future!

Some pretty amazing stuff...I'm still amazed at the size of a Memory-stick DUO!
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ill take about fiddy. hope they are about 100 bucks each lol(i know, dreaming...)

whats the prices looking like on these?
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the prices should be pretty low after a while. The drives to read them will be cheap after a bit too. They use normal CD-ROM Lasers. You never know - they might become cheaper than CD's and CD rewriters.
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Wow, I can’t see us using hard drives for much longer! Finally we will remove all mechanical devices from computers!
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Would they be faster than a standard mechanical drive?
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Yeah, you might be able to even install stuff on them if you can get your comp to read it as a hard drive.
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if its anything like a ram (static charge keeps the info)

then i can't see why you wouldn't be able to use this as a main backup.

the only thing you would have to do is find a way to keep it powered while the computer is off.


simple enough. problem is now that most computers are engineered to use standard hdd's.
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