5 September 2014 Holographic data storage: science fiction or science fact?
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To compete in the archive and backup industries, holographic data storage must be highly competitive in four critical areas: total cost of ownership (TCO), cost/TB, capacity/footprint, and transfer rate. New holographic technology advancements by Akonia Holographics have enabled the potential for ultra-high capacity holographic storage devices that are capable of world record bit densities of over 2-4Tbit/in2, up to 200MB/s transfer rates, and media costs less than $10/TB in the next few years. Additional advantages include more than a 3x lower TCO than LTO, a 3.5x decrease in volumetric footprint, 30ms random access times, and 50 year archive life. At these bit densities, 4.5 Petabytes of uncompressed user data could be stored in a 19” rack system. A demonstration platform based on these new advances has been designed and built by Akonia to progressively demonstrate bit densities of 2Tb/in2, 4Tb/in2, and 8Tb/in2 over the next year. Keywords: holographic
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Ken Anderson, Ken Anderson, Mark Ayres, Mark Ayres, Fred Askham, Fred Askham, Brad Sissom, Brad Sissom, "Holographic data storage: science fiction or science fact?", Proc. SPIE 9201, Optical Data Storage 2014, 920102 (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061402; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061402

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