Holographic data storage developer Inphase Technologies has launched the world's first prototype of a holographic storage drive. The prototype is the foundation for Inphase's family of Tapestry holographic drives, with data capacities that range from 200 GB to 1.6 TB on a single disk.
The prototype drive records data into Inphase's patented two-chemistry Tapestry photopolymer WORM material. The recording material is 1.5 mm thick and is sandwiched between two 130 mm diameter transmissive plastic disk substrates. Hitachi Maxell developed a new cartridge that provides maximum protection for the light-sensitive recording material.
News source: DMeurope.com