Yup, it seems HVD is coming, HVD is coming...

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Hah, I didn't read the date :D [Was: HVD is coming, HVD is coming... }

Haha, there's nothing about HVD... :)

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2005/11/24/maxell_holo_storage/

Man, I missed the date: it's a 2005 article :D
:cool:

Nevertheless I'm still a big fan of this whole HVD stuff - I hope it will take off before it'd be too late...

However see below - interesting stuff...
 
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The current article is actually this one:

Indian boffin touts protein-based '50TB DVD'

By Tony Smith
12th July 2006 14:38 GMT
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DVDs may eventually become organic, replacing dyes with light-sensitive proteins in order to boost their storage capacity to 50TB - the equivalent of 1,000 dual-layer Blu-ray Discs. It also gives them potentially the same high-speed read and write access as hard drives.

The concept was described at a nanotechnology conference held in Brisbane, Australia this week. Harvard Medical School boffin Professor V Renugopalakrishnan revealed how he created a layer of protein made by genetically modified bacteria. The protein is light-senstive, changing its structure when illuminated with light.

Unfortunately, the change last only for a few hours, so Renugopalakrishnan and his team adjusted the Halobacterium Salinarum bacteria's DNA so they produce proteins capable of retaining their changed state for years.

Renugopalakrishnan reckons that by spreading the protein on a DVD or any flat medium. The size of the molecules means that whatever the size of the device, the data density is massive. He also suggested the system could eventually be used to replace hard drives, though it's unclear whether the protien repsonds to light fast enough to operate as an alternative to magnetic storage.

USB Flesh Disk, anyone?
 
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Oh, yeah. Maybe it'll hit the market- right after FMD.

I'd give it less than 50-50 odds that we'll see it make it to the broad market. Less than SED's chances.

I've seen too many great product announcements; too few making it to market. If marketing were truth, we'd have wall sized OLED super HDTVs running off FMDs and the room lighted by ceiling sized painted on light emitters, with very low electric bills. Or maybe even hydrogen fuel cells powering each of our houses.
 

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