Store 100 DVD’s on just one disc!
GE (General Electric) announced today that they have achieved a major breakthrough in disc storage technology. They claim to have created a form of holographic storage, which allows a jaw-dropping 500 gigabytes of information to be stored on a single disc – no bigger than a regular DVD!
Holographic storage again?
There have been claims about holographic storage for years, but progress has been frustrating at times. The claim made by GE, is that they have found an affordable way to produce the technology required, using something called microholographic storage.
According to an article in today’s NYTimes, by 2011 this technology could provide storage at one tenth the cost of Blu-ray (when it launched!)