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Holographic-memory discs may put next-gen DVDs to shame

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Posted November 25, 2005 by admin in Industry

A computer disc about the size of a DVD that can hold 60 times more data is set to go on sale in 2006. The disc stores information through the interference of light ? a technique known as holographic memory.

The discs, developed by InPhase Technologies, based in Colorado, US, hold 300 gigabytes of data and can be used to read and write data 10 times faster than a normal DVD. The company, along with Japanese partner Hitachi Maxell announced earlier in November that they would start selling the discs and compatible drives from the end of 2006. Follow the link for more info.

I’m sure I?remember hearing about this many years back when the technology was?semi-perfected in a lab in some university, i think. It’s nice to hear it could be coming to market as early as 2006.



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