Every day, people around the world create approximately 2.5 exabytes of data, or 2.5 million terabytes.
Between 60 and 90% of this data becomes archival, that is never or seldom accessed, after three months, but is kept spinning on energy consuming hard drives. Currently available archival technology, such as magnetic hard-drives, tape, or blu-ray, can only store half of the data generated, leaving a huge gap in storage capabilities.
The Folio Photonics DataFilm Disc (DFD) is engineered to fill that gap, providing a low-cost, long-term, passive, optical data storage technology for archival applications. This storage medium is based on a highly scalable multilayer film, manufactured in a continuous roll-to-roll process. Our technology innovatively increases capacity by expanding to the 3rd dimension. We produce a multilayer film with dozens of data layers, separated by transparent buffer layers, which can be written with existing blu-ray optical technology.
This technology emerged from the National Science Foundation Center for Layered Polymer Systems at Case Western Reserve University.
Folio Photonics has an exclusive world-wide license for this patent-pending technology from Case Western Reserve University.
Here at Folio Photonics, we are committed to realizing affordable, reliable, and efficient data storage for the future.
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