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Holodisc

Unleashed upon the global market in 2005, the holodisk was the technological progression in storage media. Dissatisfied with both the capacity, physical size and outdated data-reading methods of conventional hard drives, the paragons of computing science and engineering launched a cooperative effort to integrate lasers akin to the ones which read CDs and DVDs into the rudimentary and rather experimental holographic technology of the time.

The result was a resounding success which far exceeded the expectations of its creators. The first wave of holodisks were capable of storing quantities of data over a hundred times that of the most expensive magnetic hard drives and, like any computing technology, holodisks were quickly refined and reduced in size.

Within a few years, the old breed of hard drives and even CDs and DVDs had died out completely, giving way to a faster and infinitely more efficient way of storing and reading data.