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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

And now a floppy with 1.6 TB storage space!!


Forget all other storage medias like DVDS, CDs,, Blu-rays and even your hard disk because Maxell along with InPhase Technologies is coming out with a cool thing using holographics. Using cartridges (read: floppys), the new technology will support up to 1.6TB with data transfers at 120MBps. Yeah. That’s a lot of storage. It could even replace your hard drive if you think about how fast and big it will be.

“Holographic recording technology utilizes intersecting signal and reference
laser beams to store data in a number of 3D hologram images capable of saving
hundreds of data pages in a single location. In principle, laser beams can be
moved with no mechanical components, allowing access times of the order of 10
µs, faster than any conventional disk drive will ever be able to randomly access
data.”
Maxell Releases Holographic Storage Medium [OhGizmo!]

- Sujith Tom

2 Comments:

  • Is this a standard 1.44 inch floppy ? if so its cool else if it needs a new drive kind, its not that cool :(

    By Blogger Qwerty The Maniac, at 4:05 AM  

  • Ha ha you definitely is going to need a new drive and i am 100% sure that you will buy it when its available in market. Well CD's don't work in floppy drives then why do you cd? DVDs won't work in cd drives or floppy drives then why do you use DVD drives? Just because of increased storage capacity, reliability and speed. Think 1.6 TB of storage space? How much films how much songs? How much OSs? It also has a 120 MBps data transfer which is satisfactory to be used as a hard drive replacement also!

    By Blogger Turbo Geek, at 7:48 AM  

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