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Call/Recall Introduces Industry’s First Terabyte Disk

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    Call/Recall, a pioneer in affordable, ultra-high-capacity optical disk storage, today announced that it has developed and tested the industry’s first terabyte optical disk, and is entering into product design and discussion with leading manufacturing partners. This new disk, the latest implementation of the company’s 2-Photon-3D technology, offers unprecedented value for the growing enterprise storage archiving and consumer markets.

    A relatively new optical disk technology, 2-Photon-3D uses a special “near-field” lens and fluorescent media technology to record hundreds of layers three-dimensionally; in comparison, Blu-ray records to the surface. 2-Photon-3D offers more than DVD recording because the near-field lens can precisely and dynamically focus into the depth of the fluorescent media, taking advantage of the full depth of standard 120mm, DVD-size media to achieve recording densities as good as or better than holographic technologies.

    Earlier this year, Call/Recall announced that the company would be licensing its patented 2-photon recorded 3D optical storage technology, which can provide 40 times the capacity of Blu-ray and more than 200 times the capacity of DVD optical storage technology. Using the Call/Recall technology, manufacturers of consumer electronics devices as well as large-scale enterprise and government customers can store and manage more data in less space while reducing cost and improving overall I/O performance. The versatile 2-photon 3D technology can be applied to solutions such as a 100+ terabyte optical library using DVD-size disks for enterprise data storage or a 1-inch diameter, 50 GB disk for consumer electronics devices such as cell phones, portable media players, and game systems.

    Strategic Research Paper Addresses Trends and Opportunities in the Optical Storage Market
    Call/Recall also announced the availability of a new white paper addressing trends and opportunities in the optical storage market. Prepared by Michael Peterson, president of Strategic Research Corp., founder of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), and chief strategy advocate for the SNIA’s Data Management Forum, “Strategic Profile: 2-Photon-3D Technology – Extending Blu-Ray DVD,” can be downloaded from here.

    In the paper, Peterson reviews the enormous strides that have been made in storage technology and archiving in recent years and notes the fundamental impact of these developments at the enterprise level in commercial and governmental applications, and in the consumer market.

    “Secure, long-term archival storage is a major consumer of optical disk technology today and this need is only accelerating,” Peterson writes. “Compliance, legal, security, and discovery risk are amplifying the need for long-term archival storage on disk-based high-integrity media.”

    According to Peterson, three storage technologies will dominate the high-capacity digital home and enterprise archive of the future: local disk arrays, high-capacity “entertainment-class” optical disks, and centralized service bureaus with storage services. “Each of these technologies has a viable role and all are complimentary,” Peterson says. “Because of the migration path from CD to DVD to Blu-ray-to the next distribution technology, optical storage will not go away for a long time. Of every technology lining up to succeed Blu-ray, 2-Photon-3D has the best probability of being the successor, since there are media-size and drive commonalities along with Blu-ray read compatibility (which is an absolute requirement).”

    “Businesses and enterprises must store and manage vast amounts of data for extended periods of time to ensure regulatory compliance,” said Wayne Yamamoto, President, Call/Recall. “Call/Recall’s optical disk solution is a perfect fit for enterprises that need a cost effective archiving solution to store and retrieve data while reducing costly IT real estate associated with large tape libraries.”

    Call/Recall technology can help enterprises comply with mandated long-term storage requirements while providing simple and rapid access to stored data. In addition, the company has the industry’s first fully recorded 1TB disk—the only optical disk that has been confirmed in any present-day lab—and has established a product roadmap delivering solutions capable of storing multiple terabytes of information per disk.

    Source: Call/Recall
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    Holy crap, this is amazing. I wonder what the cost of this would be?

    Can you imagine one DISC for a whole pcs average filled hardrive and then some?
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    Heh, remember when CD-ROMs came out? HDs were small in comparison :p
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    oh ya:)
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    1TB is an awful lot of space - just what do you fill it with?!?!

    but i guess as things become better they also get bigger so really is this inevitable?
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    You could put like a million pirated songs on there, wave it in the air... other than that, im not sure... beats the hell out of a huge tape drive for backup.... I guess. I'm sure we'll find something to put on it, maybe the next windows os....
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    Need 5 of them in raid-0 now that would be Super Nice.

    I wonder what the access rate is on them.
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    HD1080P video's and FLAC of course, a high bit rate 1080P video can fill a dual layer blu-ray disc in just minutes! (50GB~).

    Even the lower bit rate 1080P HD MPEG4 files I've seen takes up 1GB in under 8 mins.
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    Didn't you guys read the post? It said it was focused at industry, and they were talking about a 1" version for consumers with 50gb.
    Yes unfortunately it is inevitable.

    So the early 2000's were the CPU speed wars and the late 2000's are the storage wars?!?

    With everything packed so tight wouldn't there be an issue if it was dropped on the metallic side and the metal/film was warped? Wouldn't that throw off the "3d" image? Just a thought.
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    it sure beats a walkman.....
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    Wait, a 1TB DVD? Crap.
    "WATCH STAR WARS In SUPER SUPER SUPER SUPER SUPER HI-DEF WITH OUR NEW UBERHD-DVD IN 64000p RESOLUTION!" D:
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I don't know about you guys, but I'm not impressed with any of these new optical disc improvements. Moving parts are FTL. And they're slow. I can't wait for the day when I don't need to put a DVD drive on my PC - and that day is near.
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    They better make them Scratch proof - I'd be pissed the hell off if I back up a whole HDD onto one of these and the bugger gets scratched and becomes useless.
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    Use an improved form of the DVD-RAM cartridge to protect the discs.
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    That's good to know!

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