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Topic: How To Fit 300 DVD's On One Disc - Potentially

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#1 woodyblade


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Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:58 PM

Thought this would be good to show everyone, Researchers in Australia have managed to prove that we could get 300 DVD's on one disc by using something they refer to now as "5-D" recording (The current for DVD's being 2-D), using Nano technology which is considerably cheaper and probably easier to manufacture than current discs.

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 :thumbsup: :flowers:

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.

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#2 JohnWho


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Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:14 PM

I remember the days when the question that was asked was:

"Who will ever need more than a 40 M Hard Drive?"


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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:24 PM

Yeah, with higher and higher definition in videos and games more space is constantly being needed. Interesting though

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 01:24 AM

1.6 terabytes and a potential for up to 10. HOKEY SHMOKIES, that's a lot.

A new game release on a disk like that. Hard to imagine.

Wait, I know, when Flight Simulator XXX comes out, it will include every satellite and every piece of space junk, the Moon, Mars and its colonies, and everything up to Uranus and the solar system. :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: Errrrrr, uuuuuhm, yeah, that's it.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 02:25 AM

Epic! 1.6 TB on a disc :D

What makes me wonder is that currently Blu-Ray films are something like 20GB, I think?

It goes from 5GB to 40GB :trumpet:

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

Uhm, i got 2 250GB HDD's, C:\ has 20GB left, my D:\ has 23GB left :flowers: :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:05 PM

stacking them vertically. They should all fit on top of one disc... boop goes away now :thumbsup:
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