Folio Photonics’ discs and drives promise to lower perpetual storage costs, store data longer and more securely, and dramatically reduce data center energy consumption.
Folio Photonics achieves high layer counts and layer densities using novel fluorescent materials, mitigating issues of interlayer crosstalk found in traditional reflective media.
These nanophotonic materials are embedded into multi-layer films via an efficeint co-extrusion manufacturing process, enabling Folio to achieve record-low media costs.
Discs are the first application of Folio's multi-layered film — providing random and rapid access to data across 16+ layers.
Data is accessed through a proprietary drive with a novel confocal OPU to track through layers at high spin speeds.
DOI: 10.1364 JOSAB.31.000637
Folio Discs have decades-long serice lifes, require 96.7% less power than HDDs, and have no climate control requirements.