Holographs, Liquid-State and DNA: The Future of Data Storage

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Holographic Storage

Holographic storage is another potential game changer in the world of data storage. Instead of storing the data on the surface of the disk, holographic storage works in three dimensions. DVDs may be able to use multiple layers, but the laser that reads them can only do so from one angle at a time. Holographic technology uses the full depth of the medium and can store data at multiple levels.

The technology offers long-term media stability and a more reliable alternative to discs and tape. Data can be stored securely for just over 50 years.

Last year, 2.4 billion people used the cloud for accessing email, social media, games, backup storage and apps. With this figure projected to reach 3.6 billion by 2018, it would appear that cloud computing is here to stay due to our need to store and access ever expanding amounts of data. But the cloud is just the beginning with exciting data storage developments on the horizon. 

This slideshow, provided by Ebuyer, depicts how far data storage has evolved since the IBM punch card in 1928 and further analyzes the future of this innovative industry. Datastickies, DNA storage and helium drives are just some of the possibilities for the future of data storage.


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