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    Has anyone heard of the Holographic Versatile Disc?? (super-storage optical disc)

    There are HVD's being developed that hold up to 3.4TB (yes I meant TB as in terabytes)

    here is some info about them. Imagine that much space on a single disc. Eventually there will be that much space on something like a USB flash drive and by then there will be USB 3 or 4.0

    Imagine later on when you can buy HVD's for normal prices. If you wanted a new OS you would just write that OS to the the HVD. Imagine partitioning out an optical disc. Also when you bought a new PC you no longer bought a HDD you bought a HVD with an OS automatically loaded onto it. That means your data is no longer restrained to a single PC.

    Although optical discs are prone to get scratches and such. Maybe something like a plastic casing like the PSP cartridges or something or just go ahead and move to USB flash/thumb drives for the data standard.

    I wonder when PCs will eventually just be the size of PDAs and all the data is on a USB drive or something similar to today's SD card or something and you just plug them into your roll-up monitor to use them.

    The future of technology is pretty cool. Let's just hope to avoid "the rise of the machines" stuff. I really hope we as people do not start getting brain implants for TV, cellphones and that kindof stuff as I would rather stay human, not be part machine.

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    Re: Has anyone heard of the Holographic Versatile Disc?? (super-storage optical disc)

    Yeh but you know they might be MS only...
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    Re: Has anyone heard of the Holographic Versatile Disc?? (super-storage optical disc)

    why would you say they would be MS only?

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    Re: Has anyone heard of the Holographic Versatile Disc?? (super-storage optical disc)

    Yeah I heard of them they are going on sale this year actually. Well not the 3.4 TB ones but smaller capacity. Will be marketed as backup devices for companies.
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    Re: Has anyone heard of the Holographic Versatile Disc?? (super-storage optical disc)

    yeah I knew about it writes data in the whole volume of the crystal as opposed to the surface like medium like current media....its acctually pretty cool.

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    Re: Has anyone heard of the Holographic Versatile Disc?? (super-storage optical disc)

    3.4 terabytes is like 3565158.4 megabytes, or 3481.6 gigabytes. Thats insane. But I do like the idea of carrying everything with me. But what if I lose my little portable device?
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    Re: Has anyone heard of the Holographic Versatile Disc?? (super-storage optical disc)

    Just havin a quick look on wikipedia at the article on HVDs, and it says they might be able to store as much as 3.9TiB!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_Versatile_Disc

    And hopefully it shouldnt be MS only as it is being submitted for ISO standardising.
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    Re: Has anyone heard of the Holographic Versatile Disc?? (super-storage optical disc)

    You guys might be interested in this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_coated_disc.

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    Re: Has anyone heard of the Holographic Versatile Disc?? (super-storage optical disc)

    Have heard about it for years now, and it is a promising device, but the development of it is going really slow. Besides, it's not a issue of OS, it's a storagedevice.

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