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A story on Physorg.com is reporting that InPhase Technologies, a company focused on holographic storage, has produced a medium capable of holding 515Gb of data per square inch which overshadows the capacity of the highest density magnetic platters currently in production. InPhase was a big hit at this year's CES when they demonstrated its holographic storage prototypes and showed off the various media options but said that initial products will only use the red laser, as opposed to blue and green, for reasons of cost.
First wave of product they say will be around 300GB but the second wave is going to be in the 800GB to 1.6TB range. Mmmmm 1.6TB w/o RAID....going to be pricey though
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Wow, I have been waiting for this for a long time. I remember way back a year or two ago on another computer forum someone posted InPhase's holographic drive page. It sure has been a long time but this stuff should kick butt. That is if it doesnt get out-competed by the supposed upcoming flash hard drives that hold 32GB and read/write extremely fast.

It will be interesting to see how this one plays out because when I first saw this company and their research a year and a half ago I wondered if anything would ever come out of them. This is pretty cool stuff!
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Wow, I wasn't sure if I'd ever see holographic drives. I remember like 6 years ago I heard about holographic drives and how they could hold insane amounts of space. My friend and I would always joke about them, how we wanted them. I thought they would never come around.

Wasn't there an article around here a few months ago about how some guy was developing some way to orient electrons on conventional platters in more directions than just flat or vertical? Basically spin the electrons in thousands of different directions. It would allow for like 1.5 petabyte hard drives or something. I think that might trump holographic drives.
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Anyone fully understand from those pics how writing or reading works?? The technology sounds really amazing and can't wait until it comes out. It'll be pricey but it'll pave the way for ultra-massive storage.
    
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wow, this article says it's going to come out a lot sooner than i had thought. I read somewhere else a few months ago that it would debut sometime in mid to late 2007. But by end of 2006? nice! that's means it might be affordable for a 1Tb drive by late 2007, lol.
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Anyone fully understand from those pics how writing or reading works?? The technology sounds really amazing and can't wait until it comes out. It'll be pricey but it'll pave the way for ultra-massive storage.
http://www.inphase-technologies.com/...ogy/index.html

Check out the videos in at the bottom.
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We might as well skip HD-DVD and Blu-Ray and go straight to holographic.
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Awesome, I'd been waiting for hear an update on holographic storage. It seems like I had just heard about it a few months ago...around CES, fast development, massive storage, fast. I like it.
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Wow i didnt even no this was going on..Good find. but seriously though these drives will not be cheap lol.
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Originally Posted by Tobuk
But by end of 2006? nice! that's means it might be affordable for a 1Tb drive by late 2007, lol.
Depends on your idea of affordability.



Would these storage types function through a normal SATA connector? I would assume so, but I was always taught not to assume.
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