Taiwan develops new 100GB optical disc

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Alt173 used our newssubmit to tell us that Taiwanese researchers have successfully developed a new optical disc that can hold more than 100 gigabytes of information.

By using “near-field”…

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So if the old Red laser can reach 100GB how much can the Blue laser then do :slight_smile: I guess we can say 1TB :)… Atleast.

Hope it is not a stack of cdrw with multiple heads. It is interested to see if we will have serial bus instead of the current ide parallel bus. man

Hmm, come on, lets see this in the consumer market. I’d love a couple of these drives at home. Pity it’s gonna be years before it happens.

what about using a bunch of them as HDD? i guess mos of us could wait some seconds to let it read and write… well… actually we already do :slight_smile:

So I can finally watch my movies uncompressed :g . Finally 2,9966163694558756287151348879744 hours of uncompressed video! ( (100Gb * 1024 * 1024 * 1024)/(25fps * 720 * 576 * 24 ) According to the European Pal video format :slight_smile: I know that compressed video would probably be more interresting, but still, it would be nice watching RAW movies. :9

Can’t wait till these mass-storage devices will be available for consumers! :smiley:

28,571 mp3s. 2,381 of your favorite albums for a road trip. Mmmm I don’t know maybe I’ll wait till somethimg bigger comes along. …Can’t wait hopefully it burns faster than 1X.