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We've all been waiting for Optware's holographic storage system and it looks like we have about a year left to go. The Optware, which stores data on holographic cards, will cost about $10,000 (WHA!) [Thanks, Donald] for a reader/writer and each card will cost around a buck (!!) which means we'll be carrying 30GB around in our wallets. This is something that sounds like it will change things pretty quickly, a la the Zip drive, and then fall by the wayside to something else even more impressive. However, at least we'll have the first inklings of the potential of holographic storage. You can also cut great lines with one of these cards, as well. [Thanks, Rob]

Optware to Release 30 GB Holographic Card for Less than $1 at the End of 2006 [TechON]