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 :)