The potential size could be anything upto 1.6 Terabytes, what the heck would you do with 1.6 Terabytes (or 1600GB or 1,600,000MB)? Which is about 400,000 songs, Based on an a size of 4MB per song and if you think that most songs average about 4 minutes that's 1.6 million minutes of Music (Or Over 26,600 hours or 1111 days), now isn't that a lot
And if the spacer layers on the disc are thinned down and using more than 2 polarisation angles then the potential could be anything upto 10 Terabytes, now that is a lot!
What makes me wonder is that currently Blu-Ray films are something like 20GB, I think? How would we use all that space, I barely use 75GB, I'm only using 55GB of space at the moment on a 250GB HDD, the DVD-R's of it probably wouldn't sell very well I would assume you'd probably see that most go for the RW's, although then again I'm not sure when this would be Commercialised so it's hard to tell how Software will advance along with the current pace of Hardware, which I think it is going well with some programs now using the multiple core computers more commonly around as well as the extra RAM and Graphics power so I guess we'll see.
The article is linked below along with the first few paragraphs of the story, anyway wonder what others think of this?
Would anyone of you be even anywhere near using up that sort of space on a DVD type disc?
Quoted Article - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8060082.stm
A new optical recording method could pave the way for data discs with 300 times the storage capacity of standard DVDs, Nature journal reports.
The researchers say this could see a whopping 1.6 terabytes of information fit on a DVD-sized disc.
They describe their method as "five-dimensional" optical recording and say it could be commercialised.
Edited by woodyblade, 21 May 2009 - 04:00 PM.