Philips shows SSFO disc - Four gigabyte tiny optical disc!

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Both Mr. Belvedere and jsl used our newssubmit to tell us about the SSFO disc, which is short for Small Form Factor Optical. This new optical disc will be a three-centimetre disc that can store…

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ohhhhhh yeah!!! can’t wait. I just hope that there will be a set standard that is easier to grasp than the current DVD-RAm/+RW/-RW/-R/+R disc format wars… :stuck_out_tongue:

Who gives a toss! I am so bloody fed up of companies thinking i need a new format every 6 months

I want my 1TB solid state memory chip NOW! :slight_smile:

what I’m looking forward to is the holographic interactive movie stored on a biological chip that’s smaller than the point of a pin. (And I just might see it in my life time!:slight_smile:

some people have more money than brains.

What is up with the DVD wars. How hard is it to write a standard that lets you record movies to a DVD that would play in a DVD player, and would also allow you to store data just like you would a CD. How hard could that be to figure out. Then take whichever one is most stable and wastes the least space on the blank DVD media. Use that one. I mean DVD players must already have some sort of format. And data CD-ROMS already have a format. Is it really that hard to build a drive that write in both formats?

And this optical disc worries me. I doubt the battery on a lot of phones would last for 48 hours so obviously a lot of people would just be using their phone as some sort of storage device. I mean my cell phone is great and all but I don’t really see the need for it to store 10 hours of movies and I don’t have 25,000 photographs.