Atomic Holographic Optical Data Storage Nanotechnology
The future of data storage is about capacity as we increase digitizing more Data, Videos, AM/FM/TV/Music noting that the present day storage technology is having a hard time keeping up. More importantly if new storage technology is not developed the massive amounts of online and archival digitaized data using VERY SLOW present day technology will effect internet bandwidth usage time per data transfer.
An internet rush hour traffice jam, digital data base exchange parking lot , or complete internet system shutdown wont be too far behind if we dont develop new storage technology in the next 10 years.
The future is about BANDWIDTH and how fast the drive can Read and Write those great volumes of data at ( millions even billions of bits at a time ) to the drive in the least amount of time.
10 Megabit Ethernet 1990*
100 Megabit Ethernet 1995
1 Gigabit Ethernet 1998
10 Gigabit Ethernet 2002 - Hard Drive Data Transfer Starts To Fall Off Here Failing To Keep Up With Future Transfer Needs
100 Gigabit Ethernet 2006**
1 Terabit Ethernet 2008** - Beyond Any Hard Drive Data Transfer Technology At This Point
10 Terabit Ethernet 2010** Atomic Holographic Data Transfer Rate Just Getting Started Here
* Invented 1976, 10BaseT 1990
Below is a chart of one of the players, Taiwan, optical storage,as well as, the total optical market.
Colossal Storage nanoTechnology will push the bandwidth limits beyond 1000 GB/sec holding 10,000 times more data than hard drives and will cost 1,000 times less then the cost of todays storage. No storage nanotechnology can equal 3 D volume extreme data transfer bandwidths - Terabytes/sec, capacity - Tbits/cu.cm., or price - $.08/Gigabyte or $ 45 for 1 removable FeDisk.
The equivalent cost using todays pricing comparing harddrive vs holographic would be
10 terabyte removable 3 D Colossal HoloDisk/Drive $ 5,000 initially
Equivalent Prices based on todays storage prices
10 terabyte Maxtor 200GB disk drive 10,00 rpm ---------------------- $ 10,000
10 terabyte Seagate 80 GB removable disk drive --------------------- $ 23,750
10 terabyte Inphase 200 GB Holographic Replacement Disk ---- $ 25,000
10 terabyte Exabyte 160 GB Packet Tape Drive --------------------- $ 62,500
10 terabyte Sony 4.7 GB rewrite DVD disk drive --------------------- $ 595,560
10 terabyte Blu-Ray 23 GB Disk Drive ----------------------------------- $ 1,653,000
10 terabyte Inphase 200 GB Holographic Disk Drive --------------- $ 3,500,000
10 terabyte Sony 9 GB MO Disk Drive ---------------------------------- $ 2,333,100
The price performance of 3 D Volume Holographics over todays storage peripherals is tremendous allowing new frontiers of personal and corporate storage to be explored.
1 Colossal Storage 10 Terabyte drive = 10,000 Hard Drives with 1 gigabyte.
1 Colossal drive uses 12 watts/hr versus 120,000 watts/hr for 10,000 Hard Drives.
Colossal Storage Corporation feels rewritable 2D Area MO storage technology is on it's way out do to 2D Area Blu-Ray Violet 405-408 nm Laser DVD technology coming online and feels WORM Blu-Ray has 5 years before it is on its way out because of 3D Volume Holographic Optical Nanotechnology storage coming online.
1 Colossal Storage 10 Terabyte Rewritable FeDisk will equal 20,000 DVD's WORMS , 4,000 Blu-Ray WORM Disk's or 6,840 of raw uncompressed TV Hours .
WORM means the data information must be professionally written at the factory in most cases with ONE write allowed to the disk in the field. WORM disks can be read many thousands of times though, but it doesnt make it a disk drive replacement technology or The Holy Grail of data storage technology like Colossal Storage Rewritable nanotechnology.
2 exabytes of new data is generated every year world wide and growing .
1 megabyte = 1,024 kbytes
1 gigabyte = 1,024 megabytes
1 terabyte = 1,024 gigabytes
1 petabyte = 1,024 terabytes
1 exabyte = 1,024 petabytes
1 zettabyte = 1,024 exabytes
1 yottabyte = 1,024 zettabytes
Nuclear / Cosmic radiation hardened capable , No Permeability or Reluctance to strong stray EMF magnetic fields.
NANO to MICRO to MACRO drive footprint size possible, No gravitational or vaccuum environmental issues.
FeDrive data storage shelf life or media data retention of 100 years is more than 10 times any known storage technology in development or on the market.
Data Storage Explosion in next 5 years will make todays storage technology inefficient, cumbersome, and obsolete in practice
The Data Storage Industry estimates that data storage needs are doubling every 100 days and as more countries start using the internet this requirement could go to a doubling every week or less. It is not enough to have capacity, bandwidth needs to be addressed and the ONLY nanotechnology capable of this is Volume Holographic Optical Storage nanoTechnology.
The Disk Drive Industry on March 14, 2001 says the only way to overcome the superparamagnetic limit is with some revolutionary new storage mechanism, perhaps using holographic or quantum effects, experts believe. Aiming at the superparamagnetic limit , Holographic Materials VIII , Holographic Materials VII , Pioneers promise to pack more data into smaller spaces , The Chicago (SPIE/OSC) Optical Group , and holographic storage conference 2002 .
Comparison of Colossal Storage nanoTechnology to other storage technologies. 3 D Volume Holographic Data Storage nanoTechnology Concepts
3D Holographic Optical Disk Drive Storage
This future nanotechnology will allow for infinite writes and non-destructive reads of data on a removable 3 D Volume ferroelectric disk, tape, card, film, plate, or drum at over 1,000 times the data transfer rates of any 2 D Area magnetic, 2 D phase change Sony Looks to Violet 40GB Phase-Change Disk , ECD Ovonics , 2 D optical CD, or 2 D CD/RW disk / tape / card peripheral technology.
Simplistic concepts for 2D Area reading/writing to ferroelectric optical disk are shown on webpages 2,3,4.
Colossal has created many complex proprietary 3D Volume concepts on holographic storage that are shown and discussed using its patents on semiconductor read/write optical heads for ferroelectric optical media shown on webpage 5. Technology Abstract.
This Website is constantly being updated with the latest research, press, and breakthrus in Ferroelectrics and other Future Storage Technologies.
Colossal Storage (web start date Sept 1, 1999)is always looking to promote its technology as well as others, please email any links for us to evaluate. If applicable, other new and evolving technologies will be listed under our Other Technologies Development Section.
FeDrive and FeHead are the trade names for the integrated semiconductor ferroelectric device concepts of Colossal Storage, Pocomoke City, Md.
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