24 November 2005

Holographic storage

Wow... Turner Broadcasting is about to invest in a holographic storage system for storing and playing video (movies, commercials, TV shows etc).

The discs hold about 600 GB now, and are supposedly going to be able to hold about 1.6TB each by 2008, and yet cost only $100 each. Holy crap! :D


Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...


That's all there really is to say.


3:12 PM, November 24, 2005  
Blogger Superfan said...

in 2008...? but I need it NOW!!!

actually though, if you think of the rate of growth of hard disk capacity, maybe 1.6TB won't seem so much by 2008 - I mean, that's three years away.

let's say 250GB drives are kind of standard now - anyone remember what was standard 3 years ago?

5:37 AM, November 25, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

That's a good point... I don't recall what was standard HD size 3 years ago, but I do remember when I put in my 100GB drive about 5 years ago, people laughed. :D

9:18 AM, November 25, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

This was a fascinating article. I could sell to Turner Broadcasting, as they're obviously on their feed over there. It's wonderful to me, almost giggle-ishiously so, to read an article where IT managers are actually planning and thinking strategically (the kind of mentality necessary to look successfully at my technology). Ugh. So these things are discs? Hmmm. They sound fast. They do not sound RW, however, are they? Are we talking huge amounts of disc arrays? What has Turner done with Deep Blue, the computer they bought that formerly beat Kasparov? Or am I smoking crack? Mmmm, crack.


10:52 AM, November 25, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

All I know is what's in the article. I suspect they're not RW, which is probably okay, since the idea is to hold these movies and etc forever. (Just guessing.)

The IBMs CNN bought are being used to store 25 years of news footage, which is still being digitized and will take another 6 or 7 years to finish, we're told. Within the year, though, we'll be able to import video right to our edit system from the library rather than having to walk over there and pull a tape.

11:04 AM, November 25, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

Hmm. All these millions spent to prevent Lee from having to walk around? Dude, what kind of clout do you have down there at CNN?? Ha. Personally all that walking around is the best way to see people you only know peripherally and remind them of your existence. And the best way to catch the lobby action which always seems to be adding another flag. I think Dunkin' Donuts needs to open a franchise, otherwise soon, no one will leave their offices anymore!


11:15 AM, November 25, 2005  
Blogger Superfan said...

just came across this site,which presumably describes the drive Lee is telling us about...


5:07 AM, November 30, 2005  
Anonymous Lee H. said...

Hey, that does sound like it... nice find! :)

10:07 AM, November 30, 2005  

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