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Optical disc offers 500GB storage

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posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 04:43 PM

A disc that can store 500 gigabytes (GB) of data, equivalent to 100 DVDs, has been unveiled by General Electric.

The micro-holographic disc, which is the same size as existing DVD discs, is aimed at the archive industry.

But the company believes it can eventually be used in the consumer market place and home players.

Blu-ray discs, which are used to store high definition movies and games, can currently hold between 25GB and 50GB.

Wow, I thought this was cool! Imagine being able to have all your dvd collection on one disk.

Oh no, does that mean we'll have to buy them all again? Surely not!

Just thought it was worth a read!

[edit on 27-4-2009 by kiwifoot]

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 04:47 PM
That's pretty cool - I thought optical disk storage had come to an end with the DVD... But I guess everyone is used to the format - putting disks in draws, storing them on racks etc.

I wonder if there are new media applications around the corner that will need 500GB on a disk? 3D or even holographic entertainment springs to mind.

posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 04:49 PM
reply to post by Now_Then

Sorry...forgot the link! It's been a long day!

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