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holographic drivers coming this year

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:47 pm    Post subject: holographic drivers coming this year Reply with quote

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1478

I have a feeling it will be delayed somehow.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: holographic drivers coming this year Reply with quote

Ya, I read about that yesterday. The drive is expected to retail for about $10,000 with media being about $100 each.

So, maybe in 5 years they'll be cheap enough to afford. :thumbsup:
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: holographic drivers coming this year Reply with quote

Let's do some math.

A 10,000$ drive that holds half a terrabyte is only $20 per GB.

Now, it said it holds half a terrabyte (5XX GB or something) per square inch right? I'm assuming the media is larger than 1in by 1in right? Let's say the media was 6in x 6in (about as big as a normal CD say)... that yields 36sq in of area which gives us 18 TERRABYTES of storage. That's only $.50 per gigabyte.

For comparison, the 250GB drive that is on sale at Best Buy for 100$ (from another thread) would cost $.40 per GB. That's about the best possible price for a completely mature technology being compared to the introduction price of a bleeding edge technology.

I rest my case.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: holographic drivers coming this year Reply with quote

actually I think that's 500mbits per square inch. But the tech will get cheaper over time.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: holographic drivers coming this year Reply with quote

Actually i think we're talking about square square inches
that arent 1 by 1
but 1 by 1 by 1, keep in mind this is holographic media, data can be stored at any dept.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: holographic drivers coming this year Reply with quote

wouldn't they of said "cubed" then?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: holographic drivers coming this year Reply with quote

swuare square is quadrupled :p
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: holographic drivers coming this year Reply with quote

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wouldn't they of said "cubed" then?


As the article says, they can come in any shape.
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