Holographic Data Storage

Nowadays, blue ray DVDs and hard drives are types of computer data storage devices which have the most capacity. The information in all these devices is stored in the form of bits. Data is recorded and read one bit at a time, which makes data processing slow. Have you imagined a technology far more advanced than these mediums? One of such technologies that is considered to replace today's data storage systems is 'holographic data storage'. Read on, to get to know more about holographic data storage devices.
Holographic Data Storage Invention and Development
In the early 1960s, a scientist named Pieter J. van Heerden brought forth the idea of creating a holographic system for fast and large data storage. After some years, scientists working at RCA Laboratories, managed to record over 500 holograms in a lithium-niobate crystal and roughly another 500 images onto polymer material. Nevertheless, lack of cheap materials and the development of magnetic data storage components caused this idea to be put on hold.InPhase Technologies, in the mid-2000s, publicly announced its holographic storage device. However, in February 2010, the company business was stopped, as Colorado government took over its assets for not paying taxes on time. Recently, in April 2009, GE Global Research exhibited their holographic data storage device. It is believed that InPhase and Nintendo have entered a contract to come up with holographic data storage systems for video games.

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