First Holographic Drives to Ship in 2006
InPhase Technologies, a company focused on holographic storage, was recently able to pack 515GB of data in one square inch of media. Apparently, they will be releasing a 300GB holographic drive on the market before the end of this year.
The first product will most likely be a 300GB disk with a transfer rate of 20MB/sec however the second wave of holographic media will range from 800GB to 1.6TB capacities. Currently, to achieve 1.6TB of capacity we would need 4x400GB hard disk drives in a RAID 0 array which does not come cheap. Pricing on the holographic storage medium has not been announced but since it is a new technology, we can expect prices to be expensive.
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