Friday, February 03, 2006

300GB Optical Disks Tomorrow, 1.6TB in 5 Years!!

240 hours of broadcast video on a single disk?

150 million pages of data on a single disk?

63 times the capacity of DVDs?

The 300GB disks will be here by September, according to Maxell.

The new HVDs (not harmless venereal diseases, by the way) use two lasers together to store and access data in a three-dimensional holographic data layer and reference data in a more conventional CD-style data layer.

But who cares? The important thing is that they'll be on sale this year and they store masses of data. Cheap, too, apparently.

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