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Universities in Germany put 500GB in one DVD, claim 1TB is possible

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    The University of Berlin, partnered with the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, as well as Universita Politecnica delle Marche in Italy, have found a way to squish 500GB of data into one HD DVD.

    Under normal methods of storage, a Blu-Ray disk holds 25GB of data. An HD-DVD holds 15GB, and a dual layer HD-DVD holds 30GB. However, the universities have managed to modify where the recording laser puts the data. By "using nanostructures inside the disk rather than on the surface as in conventional optical storage systems", the Microholas project has found a way to put 500GB onto one HD DVD. The universities look forward to pushing this project to it's full potential, which could mean a Terabyte of data on a single HD-DVD disk.

    Source: Reg Hardware
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    When they make this a standard they better go back to enclosed discs like those seen in spy films etc. Theres no way you could scratch a disc this dense without losing data to corruption.
  3. russianboy New Member

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    enclosed disks?

    one scratch=boom.
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    Not even a scratch. Anything that touches it. Probably even air.
  5. Benpi New Member

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    Will people please stop with new optical disc technologies? Optical discs are so old fashioned. No moving FTW!
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    i cant fill up a 80gb hard drive let alone a 500gb dvd.... though i dont have any porn like yall :) lol

    but this would be great to back up your harddrive or even remove the need for one at all in a laptop
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    two words = enterprise backups

    this would be much better than tape backups or dvd backups for large companies or the government due to price and density. optical may be old fashioned but its sure as hell inexpensive.
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    By the time I'm in my 30's there will have been so many technological advancements it's unbelievable.

    Amazing..
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    No, Im planning on destroying the world before then. You can live enslaved in revendom if you wish.
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    Long as I find a girlfriend before then, I'm down with that.
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    Discs suck. Solid-State for the win, damnet!
  12. ex_reven New Member

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    SSD FTL :cool:
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    SSD FTL! The slowness! The ~1000 writesness! The unrecoverableness! The insanelyexpensivenss! The SMALLNESS!!!!!
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    hail yeah! ssd!!! :rockout:

    although i do have to say 500gb on a hd-dvd is impressive!
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Right now they're not practical, but once their capacities go up and prices go down, they'll be just like normal hard drives only amazing. They'll be improved greatly. Discs are getting old.

    Discs can only spin so fast before they shatter. ;)
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    500gb is alot of porn
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    remarkable. Imagine, all the porn you could put on that. Now to get a player to read it.
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    If they can jam more data into less space, they wont need to spin real fast will they ;)
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    A major cause of impotency is porn.
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    Seriously?? Shit...
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    when i was still using floppy disks, i saw dust and even someone's finger prints on them...
    WHO TOUCHED MY FLOPPIES?!
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    Why? Did you have porn on them?
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    Wait, where will he be enslaved?
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    Oh, hd dvd. I was gonna say, it would be even more remarkable to have 500gb on a DVD (change thread title?).
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    Wow, that's... amazing. Talk about actually being able to back something up on a DVD.

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