Write once optical storage media offers certain advantages for low power, long term durable storage of data that is immune from electromagnetic interference (perhaps not the drives that read a write to the media). Examples include blue-ray, m-disk, Sony’s archival disk, and the 5d quartz storage used by the Arch Mission Foundation. The challenges with these technologies include higher cost, higher latency, slower read and write times, and lower data density (currently).
Given the competitive nature of chunk retrieval, is there any way for this technology to compete with traditional HDD and SSD technology?
Should anything be done to encourage optical storage technology by incentivising it’s use via the SAFE farming algorithm?
Edit: Food for thought…