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Researchers Find a Way to Write 1.6 TB of Information on a Single Disc

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    A talanted team from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia might be on their way to unleash new technology that can hold at least 1.6 TB of information on an optical disc. That's 32 times the storage capacity of a 50 GB Blu-Ray technology, and the team is optimistic as they claim their new technology could scale to 10 TB per disc in 10 years time.
    "We were able to show how nanostructured material can be incorporated onto a disc in order to increase data capacity, without increasing the physical size of the disc," Min Gu, who worked on the research, said in a statement. "These extra dimensions are the key to creating ultra-high capacity discs." he added.
    Samsung Electronics has signed a deal with the researchers and is looking to speed up the process of creating the new technology. A major obstacle appears to be the writing speed, at 1.6 TB of storage, simplicity and speed play a key role. More information on the project, can be found here.

    Source: Reuters
     
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    Nice, hope this also puts a lower price tag on dual-platter HDDs.
     
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    Yea, talk about bringing a whole new meaning to "optical drive." :laugh:
     
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    Lol. Won't be very useful at home for a while. :p

    How about 1Gb/s(+) read/write speeds? ^_^

    If sony wants to compete they better get their foot in the door quickly.
     
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    It's nice that they can do this, but who is ever going to put 1.6TB of data onto a disk? The disk get smudgy, you're out an entire library of 1080p movies. This would only be useful for video recorded at ~7,000x4,000 pixels, which exists but cannot be utilized on any monitor, nor rendered by any system.
     
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    woot for us aussies, we do cool stuff!

    P.S you spelled talented wrong.
     
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    The future will be large I suppose lol
     
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    The future will be large I suppose lol

    hmm... Imagine an 80" LED tv with that many pixels. Great googly moogly
     
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    I suppose 1080 is gonna get replaced soon:)
     
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    This better be in some kind of case or something like minidisc was, or protected in some other way. One little scratch and you've lost a few TB of data.
     
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    Weren't these the original concerns of BluRay?
     
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    John Carmack.
     
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    And Cevat Yerli with a new FPS
     
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    I just found out I'm the same age as Cevat Yerli. An ocean of regret and depression followed.
     
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    meh I'll wait until they start using the SDXC, capcity up to 2tb and and up to 300mb/s transfer

    and your whole movie collection could fit in a small case.
     
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    that will be best solution for recovering
     
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    People said this about floppies.

    And CDs.

    And DVDs.

    And BluRay.
     
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    For discs of these capacities, they should really put them in a UMD-styled enclosure...
     
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    I think they should kill optical disc based portable storage in favor of flash based storage.

    But, if we absolutely must keep with the discs, 1.6TB is nice. lol.
     
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    These ideas and inventions pop up in labs everyday. and died.
     
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    I can see a use for this today. Many people have htpc machines with 1 or 2 TB's of data or even more. Its a lot easier to back up your library to 1 disc instead of 8 discs.
     
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    Im just ready to get the 500GB optical discs :)
     

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