Thursday, August 30, 2007

Where's my 1TB of data? Oh, it's in this CD!!

That's right, 1 TB in one CD-like disc. A company in Israel says it's able to fit an incredible 1TB of data onto one "TeraDisc" which is the same size as CDs and DVDs. That's 20 times the capacity of a maxed-out dual-layer Blu-ray disc.

The incredible capacity achieved using this new technology is made possible by employing 200 5GB layers, each one only five microns apart.

Even though this company has already created prototypes to store up to 800GB of data and is now working on the prototype for the 1TB capacity disc, they think this is not enough and they are already thinking of building 5TB blue laser disks.

According to the company, this kind of technology should be ready for the public in 2-3 years. That's nice...I was thinking about doing a backup now...perhaps I'll wait a little bit longer :-)


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