Gigantic capacity Blu-ray Disc being developed in Japan

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Gigantic capacity Blu-ray Disc being developed in Japan.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/05/mLZf8J.jpg[/newsimage]Japanese researchers announced they can use a metal oxide that will usher in a new-generation of Blu-ray discs able to store up to 200 times the storage capacity of Blu-ray discs available today.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/gigantic-capacity-blu-ray-disc-being-developed-in-japan-30054/](http://www.myce.com/news/gigantic-capacity-blu-ray-disc-being-developed-in-japan-30054/)


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#2

Hmmm… 5TB on a single layer disc and cheaper to produce than today’s
DVD and BR disc’s all I can say is bring it on and don’t be slow about it. :bigsmile:


#3

Will current drives be compatible? Require a firmware update, or be completely useless when 5TB disks come out?

Just curious …


#4

They just never stop coming up with ways to lose more and more data all at once.


#5

The ability to store 5 TB on a Blu-ray Disc would be amazing! Hope this works out and is dependable.


#6

Life expectancy??


#7

Would be a large loss of data if the disc got deep scratched.


#8

“If the product is fully developed successfully, this means that we could see single layer Blu-ray Discs storing close to 5 TB (200 x 25 GB) of data in the future.”

Along with new Blu-ray drives to play the discs, since I’m guessing current players will be unable to read them.


#9

let us use 100GB or 200GB BD-R and over 4X - 6X BD-RE first
5TB :disagree:


#10

[QUOTE=r_saotome;2520621]Would be a large loss of data if the disc got deep scratched.[/QUOTE]

Exactly! I just don’t understand this eagerness to get more and more data onto a single point of failure. A fragile one at that.


#11

[QUOTE=BradWright;2520681]Exactly! I just don’t understand this eagerness to get more and more data onto a single point of failure. A fragile one at that.[/QUOTE]
It definitely has it’s uses, even if for short term storage (going on a trip, etc). I recently had to purchase a portable external HDD to get a large amount of data from someone on a trip. If 5 TB BD-R’s were available and ubiquitous, I wouldn’t have had to do that.


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[QUOTE=BradWright;2520681]Exactly! I just don’t understand this eagerness to get more and more data onto a single point of failure. A fragile one at that.[/QUOTE]

Can’t we just go back to chiseling information on to large blocks of stone? Much better data integrity. Granted, portability would suffer somewhat.


#13

[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2520695]Can’t we just go back to chiseling information on to large blocks of stone? Much better data integrity. Granted, portability would suffer somewhat.[/QUOTE]

Portable? You’ve never heard of Glaciers and that new fangled gizmo called the Wheel?
As appealing as 5tb may sound, something has to read and write to these disks and the current crop of Bluray players and writers isn’t going to cut it. The tracks on these disks will have to be 200 times narrower to hold that much data. Thus the laser will have to be 200 times narrower and have to track 200 times more accurately. Your next 5tb Bluray player might well set you back 5 Grand. Don’t think that’s going to go over too well with the average consumer.


#14

Just to clarify, this is not Blu-ray, they are talking about a totally new technology.


#15

[QUOTE=H3rB3i;2520968]Just to clarify, this is not Blu-ray, they are talking about a totally new technology.[/QUOTE]

New-ray?


#16

random access times on a 5TB optical disc must be something like 3 days. :rolleyes:


#17

[QUOTE=H3rB3i;2520968]Just to clarify, this is not Blu-ray, they are talking about a totally new technology.[/QUOTE]

Let’s see if they can roll it out just in time to start a format war with the Holographic Versatile Disc. :rolleyes:


#18

[QUOTE=Some Random Guy;2520985]Let’s see if they can roll it out just in time to start a format war with the Holographic Versatile Disc. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

LOL

cosidering the time they required to get Blu-ray on the market, I think they need 10 + years :bigsmile:, ok, maybe they are faster but this is for sure far more work than the BD developement.

the key question is, who needs such a disc. I mean SSDs are becoming more and more affordable, you can get small HDDs with lots of storage, mediastreming,… I really don’t see any use for such a disc

Just think on 1+ TB SSDs in external enclosures, who then want’s a CD/BD/DVD any longer?
imo they will be affordable far before such a technology will hit the market


#19

[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2520975]New-ray?[/QUOTE]

or Gag-ray :wink:


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[QUOTE=H3rB3i;2520990]or Gag-ray ;)[/QUOTE]

I’m pretty sure that name is already taken. Sci-fi porn flick from the 70s. I could be wrong, though. I often make stuff up. I’m thinking it might be the alcohol.