Microsoft’s new Project HSD gives us a glimpse a holographic storage, which is rewritable and perfect for storing data in the cloud. The team deployed these recently developed high-power fiber laser systems to reduce the write and read times by over an order of magnitude to support high access rates, thanks to an optical crystal. These data sets can then be deleted from the crystal with UV light and then reused. Read more for a video and additional information.
Previous attempts at holographic storage required complex optics to achieve one-to-one pixel matching from the display device to the camera to maximize the density. Today, they can use high-resolution cameras and modern deep learning techniques to shift the complexity into the digital domain. This means being able to use simpler, cheaper optics without pixel matching and compensate for the resulting optical distortions with commodity hardware and software.
- Barracuda Fast SSD combines reliable performance with boosted solid state speeds of up to 540MB/s for ultra fast file transfers in a portable SSD featuring a minimalist design and a sleek, green LED accent light
- Perfect solution for external Xbox or PlayStation storage with faster installation and loading
- Store loads of photos, files, and videos with up to 500GB of massive space
- Seamlessly connect to a Mac laptop, mini PC, or desktop computer using the reversible USB-C cable and help keep files protected and synced with the included backup software and Sync Plus software
- Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included limited product protection plan
- TRANSFER IN A FLASH: Transfers files nearly 9.5x faster than external hard disk drive (HDD). Reads up to 1,050 MB/s / Writes up to 1,000 MB/s on USB 3.2 gen 2 supported devices*.
- SAMSUNG RECOMMENDS users to download the latest firmware update via the included Portable SSD Software 1.0 to ensure optimal performance
- Data transfer speed may vary depending on the user’s PC environment and the types of data being transferred. USB 3.2 Gen2 and UASP support are required for maximum transfer speed (1,050MB/s)**
- SAMSUNG RECOMMENDS the usage of the included USB Type-C to C and USB Type-C to A cables. Non-original cables may cause performance degradation due to the varying internal resistance and maximum allowable currency
- BUILT STRONG & SECURE: Shock-resistant and withstands drops from 6ft.
This approach also reduces the manufacturing tolerances as the system can be compensated and calibrated at runtime in software. Using this combination of high-resolution commodity components and deep learning has already enabled us to increase the storage density by 1.8x over the state of the art,” said Microsoft.