Mass storage DVDs

“Five-dimensional” discs with a capacity 10,000 times greater than current DVDs could be on the market within 10 years. A team from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia said that by harnessing nanoparticles and a “polarisation” dimension to existing technology, storage can be massively boosted without changing the size of a current disc.

The researchers have signed a deal with Samsung Electronics and said the technique had allowed them to store 1.6 terabytes of data on a disc with the potential to one day store up to 10 terabytes. One terabyte would be enough to hold 300 feature length films or 250,000 songs.


You must be logged in to post a comment Login