Posted by: Nathan Simon
blue-ray killer, DVD, GE, hdmi, new media, optical media, optical storage, portable hard disk, Technology, USB
How you ask, apparently using holographic 3D images, holographic storage can pack data more densely then conventional optical storage. Personally i think this breakthrough is a little late, I mean I have a 320GB portable hard disk, and I have an 8GB Usb stick, soon to be 16gb, and I also stream most of my media to my LCD panel direct from my PC via HDMI. So Yes there is a possibility that the media is presented as an archival tool, and at 500GB+, that an impressive archive! One wonders how long it would take to burn 500GB+… who remember the good old days where it took 1 hour to burn a 700mb CD?
Direct from GE’s website it says that a standard DVD can fit 200 times the data(940GB roughly) and data retrieval would increase exponentially due to parallel reading schemes.