Subject: Storage | August 23, 2007 - 03:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Future of Things has had a look at Mempile's TeraDisc technology, a big yellow DVD that may soon obsolete the 2 DVD formats currently fighting for supremacy. They use their laser to create 200 virtual layers, five microns apart, each containing approximately 5 GB of data. Their test also show about a 50 year lifespan for data on the disk, but it is a shame about the colour.
"Revolutionary new optical-storage technology currently under development will allow the equivalent of 250,000
high-quality MP3s or more than 115 DVD-quality movies and about 40 HD movies on a single CD-size medium. At 200
layers a disc, future versions of the technology will make it possible to store up to 5TB of data on one disc—the
only question is, when will we find the time to watch all this content?"
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- HighPoint RocketRAID 2300 - Ready for
take-off? @ HEXUS
- Vizo Luxon Advanced SD 3.5" SATA to USB Hard Drive External Enclosure @ DragonSteelMods
- Corsair Padlock
USB Flash Drive @ Metku
- eSATA Drive Shootout at the
ExtremeTech Corral @ ExtremeTech
- QNAP TS-109 Pro @ Bjorn3D
- LG GSA-H62N SATA Dual Layer
DVD-Writer Review @ PCSTATS
- Corsair Survivor 8GB Flash Drive @
- Lite-On LH-20A1L 20x Super
AllWrite DVD±RW/ RAM Review @ CDRLabs
- Box.Net Online File Storage
Review @ TechReviewSource
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