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Holographic data storage: science fiction or science fact?
Author(s): Ken Anderson; Mark Ayres; Fred Askham; Brad Sissom
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Paper Abstract

To compete in the archive and backup industries, holographic data storage must be highly competitive in four critical areas: total cost of ownership (TCO), cost/TB, capacity/footprint, and transfer rate. New holographic technology advancements by Akonia Holographics have enabled the potential for ultra-high capacity holographic storage devices that are capable of world record bit densities of over 2-4Tbit/in2, up to 200MB/s transfer rates, and media costs less than $10/TB in the next few years. Additional advantages include more than a 3x lower TCO than LTO, a 3.5x decrease in volumetric footprint, 30ms random access times, and 50 year archive life. At these bit densities, 4.5 Petabytes of uncompressed user data could be stored in a 19” rack system. A demonstration platform based on these new advances has been designed and built by Akonia to progressively demonstrate bit densities of 2Tb/in2, 4Tb/in2, and 8Tb/in2 over the next year. Keywords: holographic

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9201, Optical Data Storage 2014, 920102 (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061402
Show Author Affiliations
Ken Anderson, Akonia Holographics, LLC (United States)
Mark Ayres, Akonia Holographics, LLC (United States)
Fred Askham, Akonia Holographics, LLC (United States)
Brad Sissom, Akonia Holographics, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9201:
Optical Data Storage 2014
Ryuichi Katayama; Thomas D. Milster, Editor(s)

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