Unlike other technologies that record data one bit at a time, holography allows a million bits of data to be written and read in parallel with a single flash of light. Thus the description as 3D or holographic. This enables transfer rates significantly higher than current optical storage devices. Combining high storage densities, fast transfer rates, with durable, reliable, low cost media, make holography a promising technology for improved, next-generation storage needs.
- What is holographic storage? from InPhase technologies
- Holographic data storage research from IBM research labs
- Holographic storage nears debut from EE Times
- Holographic storage a reality before the end of the year from Ars Technica