Holographic Optical Discs could hold as much as 500GB on a single DVD size disk!

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    Aug 02, 2011 7:58 PM GMT


    Read this article and yeah I just came icon_biggrin.gif I started salivating at the possibilities this could lead too. So i thought I'd share.

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Micro-Holographic-Optical-disc-DVd-Blu-ray-GE-Global-Research,news-12045.html
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    Aug 02, 2011 8:50 PM GMT
    *starts new piggy bank*
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    Aug 02, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    All my pr0n on one disk... cool.
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    Aug 03, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
    paradox saidAll my pr0n on one disk... cool.


    LOL yes thats one way to use it icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 03, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    It will take 32,768 days to finish writing to a single disc, or something like that.

    Why not just use a remote HDD...
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    Aug 03, 2011 5:19 AM GMT
    SSD will lead the future. Everytrhing these days needs to be on-demand. No time for optical drive windup. No time for 5400rpm hard drives. No time for USB 2.0. Everything needs to get faster. Burning CD's? Heck no, iPod is faster. It takes my blu-ray burner a long time to put 25 gigs on a disc. My SSD does the same in mere seconds. Apple has said goodbye to the optical drive, and I think they are on to something. Who needs CD's, DVD's and Blu rays? Everything we used to use them for is easier done other ways. I could be wrong for sure, but I think only the fastest will survive.
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    Aug 03, 2011 5:21 AM GMT
    This is a DOA technology, SSD and media will be the future, I agree with some of the posters on that page with the notion that Blu-Ray will be the last mainstream optical disc technology that is widely used.
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    Aug 03, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    Yes, we went from
    linear storage (can only seek sequentially) like magnetic tapes
    to
    ability to seek randomly like all disk based storage
    to
    ability to seek any chunk of information instantaniously
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    Aug 03, 2011 11:11 AM GMT
    Was it just me or did you guys read that article in Jack Donaghy's voice?
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    Aug 03, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
    A 500 gig SSD currently costs around $800. I can't imagine the price of solid state storage dropping low enough to compete with an optical drive and inexpensive blank media. Of course, the unknown variable here is the cost of holographic blank media. Blank, 25 gig, Blu-ray disks cost around a dollar a piece.

    Personally, though, I would love SSD to become the default bulk storage medium technology. When my hard drive failed last winter, I upgraded to Win 7 and an SSD, and I love how quickly stuff loads up off the SSD. I use a 1TB eSata drive for bulk storage, and it's annoying when I have to wait for it to spool up.
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    Aug 03, 2011 1:57 PM GMT
    One more way to keep us all on the consumption treadmill and make us feel inadequate?