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logos34
April 29th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Anybody seen this story (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8021012.stm)?


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.

Just imagine burning a coaster! :P

$%#!*&@#^*&+"%@*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mamamia88
April 29th, 2009, 09:51 PM
discs will soon be obsolete

Mehall
April 29th, 2009, 09:58 PM
I agree with mamamia88.

I can buy a disc, and need a special writer, and then use the disc once, or I can buy an external HDD, and once USB3.0 is default, then you'll get 5GB/s transfer speed, and I ca have a full re-writable drive, that can reasonably fit in a jacket pocket maybe, and given that current HDD's stretch into the TB's in size, then I know which I'd choose.

Also, those guys are being sued over a 17 year old software patent about holographic discs.

nick09
April 29th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Thats nothing new. I already knew about this techonogy and I don't think a holographic disc will replace blu-ray anytime soon since the Movie business has set down the foundation for blu-ray. It would be quite worthless to take up 10% of the entire disc just for a movie and some special features. The only time when this might really take over when we develop the market for Ultra-HD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Hi-Vision).

logos34
April 29th, 2009, 10:09 PM
yeah, I agree about the obsolete issue, or at least superiority of hdd over optical--unless of course they come out with holographic movies! I mean, Blu-Ray is driven by high-def content, and makes sense for storing that format, but I think this new development is a stretch. What will the media cost? I avoid dvd double layer because of the cost

logos34
April 29th, 2009, 10:17 PM
The only time when this might really take over when we develop the market for Ultra-HD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Hi-Vision).


On December 31, 2006, NHK demonstrated a live relay of their annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen over IP from Tokyo to a 450 inch (11.4 m) screen in Osaka. Utilizing a codec developed by NHK, the video was compressed from 24 Gbit/s to 180600 Mbit/s and the audio was compressed from 28 Mbit/s to 728 Mbit/s.[8] Uncompressed, a 20 minute broadcast would require roughly 28Tb of storage.

Holy cow!

0per4t0r
April 29th, 2009, 10:24 PM
Holy mongoose on a monster truck! that's a lot for an optical disc.

garythegoth
April 29th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Thats a lot of storage for porn data ;)

Kareeser
April 29th, 2009, 10:30 PM
It's ironic that the slashout didn't work. *snigger*

In any case, video and audio enthusiasts would jump over the "uncompressed" idea. Cool!

Now to develop a commercial player that can read data off a disk that quickly... oh boy.

garythegoth
April 29th, 2009, 10:34 PM
It's ironic that the slashout didn't work. *snigger*

In any case, video and audio enthusiasts would jump over the "uncompressed" idea. Cool!

Now to develop a commercial player that can read data off a disk that quickly... oh boy.

Didnt work?

Kareeser
April 29th, 2009, 10:34 PM
Curse the edit function!

garythegoth
April 29th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Curse the edit function!

?

Therion
April 29th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Thats a lot of storage for porn data...
My thought's exactly! I could get my whole porn folder backed up using only, oh let's see, 'bout four maybe five disks...

Now that would be convenient!

garythegoth
April 29th, 2009, 10:42 PM
My thought's exactly! I could get my whole porn folder backed up using only, oh let's see, 'bout four maybe five disks...

Now that would be convenient!

Hehe....

logos34
April 29th, 2009, 11:13 PM
My thought's exactly! I could get my whole porn folder backed up using only, oh let's see, 'bout four maybe five disks...

Now that would be convenient!

Bunch of lechers, all of you.

I don't have any porn.

Only some 'adult content' *cough*

hessiess
April 29th, 2009, 11:18 PM
It's ironic that the slashout didn't work. *snigger*

In any case, video and audio enthusiasts would jump over the "uncompressed" idea. Cool!

Now to develop a commercial player that can read data off a disk that quickly... oh boy.

There is nothing inherently wrong with data compression, the problem is over compression to the point where there are major, highly obvious artefacts just for the sake of squeezing a couple more channels into a broadcast.

I agree that optical media is virtually obsolete, and is lickly to be superseded by faster download speeds. The only reason why I buy CD,s is because its the only way to get music which hasn't bean compressed within an inch of its life.

CharmyBee
April 29th, 2009, 11:20 PM
It'd be feasible for killing off the whole 'box set dvds' idea since the whole box set would just really be on one of these discs.

dragos240
April 29th, 2009, 11:26 PM
Bunch of lechers, all of you.

I don't have any porn.

Only some 'adult content' *cough*

Yeah, I don't do porn.....

......I watch hentai.

Nah! Just kidding, I'm 14.

garythegoth
April 29th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Yeah, I don't do porn.....

......I watch hentai.

Nah! Just kidding, I'm 14.

...............

dragos240
April 29th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Heh heh...

Kareeser
April 30th, 2009, 05:10 AM
It'd be feasible for killing off the whole 'box set dvds' idea since the whole box set would just really be on one of these discs.

Reality takes one step closer to art!

There's a Futurama episode where Fry attends Mars University. The entire library is held on two CD-like disks... FICTION, and NON-FICTION.

hehe...

johnb820
April 30th, 2009, 05:43 AM
I'm gonna go make backups of my media files on DVDs right now, before another one of my hard drives fail on me...

logos34
April 30th, 2009, 05:51 AM
I'm gonna go make backups of my media files on DVDs right now, before another one of my hard drives fail on me...

I archive my music (lot of it lossless) on dvds...Serves as a backup of sorts...But if I'm gonna deal with optical storage I've often thought how nice it would be to have, say, big 100 GB DVD+RW discs (as long as they burned fast, like 48x or something!)