GE Shows Off 500-GB Micro-Holographic Disc

by admin April 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm

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 we’ll stick with those hard drives (and no, of course they’re not all clunky). But the company did announce that it’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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