TDK develops 1TB capacity optical disc

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#1

TDK develops 1TB capacity optical disc.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/10/sp288K.jpg[/newsimage]It looks like TDK Corp is the current front-runner in the quest to create the largest capacity optical disc. At the Ceatec Japan 2010 trade show last week, the company unveiled a disc that is capable of recording up to 1 terabyte of data.


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#2

Interesting, but I tend to regard any proposed new disc formats as aspirational until something more concrete appears.

Even then there’s usually a format war of some sort and whilst you may have opinions on which is best, no one is ever sure what way things will pan out.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#3

Problem is with the limitations presented by the materials used in making discs, the state of error correction and at the present state of affairs a 1TB disc would likely have a shelf live of about 5 minutes or until the first spec of dust puts a micro scratch in the surface. I’m all for bigger and better toys, but I also remember that compact discs were supposed to last 25 years…and now just look at them *laughs


#4

Where are my isolinear chips? :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

sad thing is by the time this reaches market we’ll probably have 5tb and up hard drives.


#6

[QUOTE=buzz86us;2549807]sad thing is by the time this reaches market we’ll probably have 5tb and up hard drives.[/QUOTE]

I agree :iagree:
and when can I use 100GB BD-R ? :stuck_out_tongue: … ?
they are too slow …


#7

Flash Drive’s are so much smaller than a disc, my guess is the prices will keep falling as the sizes keep getting larger, who knows, in a few years we could have a 1tb micro SD card.


#8

I think it does not matter if such discs ever reach a standard. Lets say manufacturer ABC comes out with a 250GB disc and a player for it. The player has a rewritable medium too inside and lets say that the player can connect to the Net for updates to the rewritable part. So basically we get a old school appliance with the heavy static data on such a medium and with minor updates on rewritable medium. Every new batch comes with those updates “baked in”. The medium could be sealed in a cartridge so you simply order the latest one. It is closed for sure and tedious to boot but it is a workable solution for certain type of applications such as location based services where the geo data is on optical disc and points of interest and their offers on rewritable medium.