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GE announces micro-holographic storage that supports 500GB disk at Blu-ray speed

7/25/2011 01:23 PM EDT
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dirk.bruere
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re: GE announces micro-holographic storage that supports 500GB disk at Blu-ray speed
dirk.bruere   8/8/2011 1:50:56 PM
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In reply, how many people have BluRay writers in their computers? Lots of laptops do not even have DVD drives anymore.

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re: GE announces micro-holographic storage that supports 500GB disk at Blu-ray speed
Rick_Hille   8/8/2011 1:48:25 PM
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I'm not as gloomy about this technology as DB appears to be. If it can be as reliable and robust as current CD/DVD, its a good candidate for archival backup. It could also bring back and open up a new market for carousel disc players. If the studios can get creative (can't we at least hope?), they could release compilations with 50 to 100 movies on a disc, similar to what they do now with two to four movies on a single DVD. With ISP's looking to charge per-bit download (the high-tech equivalent of a gold mine), it may ultimately become the less expensive option.

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re: GE announces micro-holographic storage that supports 500GB disk at Blu-ray speed
dirk.bruere   7/26/2011 4:55:30 AM
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A dead end, for two reasons. a) People are increasingly downloading media rather than having shelves stacked with CDs/DVDs/BluRay etc b) Access speeds are the key and rotating mechanical memory is just too slow

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