GE Shows Off 500-GB Micro-Holographic Disc
General Electric announced that it’s demonstrated a micro-holographic storage disc that can hold 500 gigabytes.
April 27, 2009 | by Arlen Schweiger
So do you want to hold your entire uncompressed music library and maybe a bunch of movies on a clunky portable hard drive or one CD-size disc?
General Electric is pushing the disc on us. Well, maybe not in the marketplace quite today, so weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll stick with those hard drives (and no, of course theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not all clunky). But the company did announce that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s successfully demonstrated its micro-holographic storage on a disc.
And the storage capacity of that disc? Try 500 gigabytes, or the equivalent of 20 single-layer 25-GB Blu-ray discs. Or the equivalent of massive quantities of CDs, or common external/internal hard drives or NAS drives these days.
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