p2pnet.net News:- Fuji Photo and CMC Magnentics are among six companies who will together promote HVD technology, “which will let consumers conceivably put a terabyte (1TB) of data onto a single optical disc,”says CNET News.
Michael Thomas, inventor of ‘atomic holographic optical storage nanotechnology’ and owner of Colossal Storage, isn’t, however, impressed.
He says his patented system has the potential to let you store let every music CD and movie DVD you ever owned, or will own, on one disc, and still leave space for not only your family album, but your brother’s, sister’s, aunt’s and uncle’s too.
And then some.
“A TB-size disc would certainly compress movie collections. The consortium said an HVD disc could hold as much data as 200 standard DVDs and transfer data at over 1 gigabit per second, or 40 times faster than a DVD,” says CNET
Does this mean HVD is a possible successor to Blu-ray and HD DVD?
“Single layer Blu-ray discs hold about 25GB of data while dual-layer discs hold 50GB,” says CNET. “Ordinary DVD discs, meanwhile, hold about 4.7GB. HVD technology will be pitched at corporations and the entertainment market, the HVD Alliance said,” says the report, adding the technology behind HVD is based on holography technology from Japan’s Optware, one of the six founders of the consortium.
But, “Optware is old news to me,” Thomas told p2pnet. “Through HVD, the Chinese are trying to leverage into the highly profitable self determining data storage market. Optware, In-Phase, Aprilis are all WORM [write once read memory] storage – archival only storage companies.
“Against that, Colossal is targeting the direct replacement hard drive market and we are the only optical storage technology in the world that has infinite rewritable random access data capability.”
Thomas says Optware “and others” will eventually be wanting to license Colossal patents because, “We have technology that prevents them from developing their infinite rewrite capability.
“Optware and other phase change storage are just stepping stones until we come out.”
Thomas says his atomic holographic technology – the only technology that scales from nano to macro solutions – will allow 6,840 raw uncompressed high quality Video/TV hours, or 2,100,000 chest x-rays, or nearly 10,000,000 high-resolution images, or 30,000 four-drawer filing cabinets of documents, or 20,000 DVD’S Worm’s , or 4,000 BLU-Ray / HVD Worm disks, to be stored on a single 10 terabyte 3.5″ removable disc.
He lists these benefits. It’ll have:
Highest NLO analog / digital / optical capacity available
Lowest cost per gigabyte
Lowest power requirement per gigabyte
Longest archive shelf life of any data storage media, 100 years
Widest environmental conditions and tolerances
Most reliable removable read / write media available
Highest bandwidth data transfer potential
Moreover, promises Thomas, his system can be hardened against nuclear/cosmic radiation and storage media won’t destroyed by Infrared, Visible, or Ultraviolet Light and it won’t be effected by extreme high energy EMF or Cosmic Rays
He says one of his 3.5″ disk using five nm particle with 100 u in.ing will equal ~ 1.5 EXABYTES of data storage where, “1.5 Exabytes equals 1536 Petabytes or 1,572,865 Terabytes per each 100 u in. of coating.”
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