Tuesday, October 12, 2010

1 TB optical disc







I saw this today... can you believe it, a 1 TB optical disc... more than my whole hard drive :)
Just take a look how transparent it is... looks like ordinary plastic but it actually has 16 recording layers, each of which has a capacity of 32 GB on each side of the disc.

It uses the same technology like Blu-Ray discs to write and read from the disc and could almost work in a Blu-Ray player, but it's more than double as thick as a Blu-Ray disc. It's gonna take a while until first players and burners for this disc appear on the market.

Great product if you ask me - just burn your whole hard drive to a disc to make a backup, no need to burn 20 DVDs.

Who knows when it's gonna be commercially available but i look forward to it.
I think most people wouldn't believe you if you would say to them you got 1 TB on this disc, they would probably think it's the useless plastic from the bottom of a DVD pile :)

55 comments:

  1. I definitely need to get one of these, just have to wait oh maybe a couple years till it's actually affordable lol.

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  2. can't wait for that to come ! :D

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  3. this is crazy. i remember having a 50gb hard drive and thinking that was huge

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  4. This is absolutely amazing, but within four years we will look back at this and call it a primitive piece of junk.

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  5. This is incredible. But I agree with Sebastian.
    I just wish they'd bring out iPods that big in the near future.

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  6. meh, let the haters hate. Good stuff.

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  7. i don't know if i would want it to be double sided, how to label it?

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  8. amazing i only have 80 gb hard drive xD

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  9. @pixel
    good point :)
    i don't know, we'll see when it comes out and in what form, maybe modified...

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  10. wow, I wonder how reliable this would be

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  11. ehhh i dunno, anything that cant rewite is kind of a waste

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  12. wow great
    was waiting for something like that

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  13. Holy shit! I remember when I was in undergrad, we were still puzzled with how to transfer 1 TB of data from one system to another. Of course, then, 56k modems were still the thing, and T1 was the fastest internet anyone could find. LOL... this is amazing!

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  14. can it get more Sci-Fi than this?

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  15. i wonder how much these things are going to cost?

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  16. i wonder how expensive this is going to be

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  17. wow.. i would no more use HD.. just put on a CD and take all my things with me into my pocket
    nice post man
    following

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  18. followin 'n' supportin bro :)

    wtfiniggagun.blogspot.com

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  19. how much data will be lost if scratched?

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  20. do you know how much this will cost?

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  21. @ Fuuuuuuuu
    We can only speculate but it'll take a while and it's probably be expensive (you have to buy a special burner for it that doesn't exist yet as far as i know)
    TDK expects that the new optical disc will be used as a home-use recording medium, a backup medium and a medium for a broadcasting service.
    They said that its commercialization depends on disc manufacturers.

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  22. wonder how much this media costs. lol

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  23. And they're transparent, that make 'em greater, lol. I'd burn a lot of movies in one of those discs.

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  24. Sounds like it's worth a try. Looking forward to seeing on markets.

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  25. shti, taht is some sweet stuff, i didn`t know they made those

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  26. I doubt I'll ever be in need of such a huge disc! None the less, it's going to be insanely good for huge server companies who has to backbone store entire software databases!

    Very nice information none the less.. Although I doubt it's gonna come cheap!

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  27. aw hell! 1Tb! and what must user do with all this disk space?

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  28. These look like the fake CDs that came with the tower CD pack. (You know, the transparent ones on top of the others)

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  29. one scratch might mess up a bunch of data

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  30. do you know how much this will cost?

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  31. well no one knows how much it'll cost because it hasn't entered the market yet...

    http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20101009/186359/

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