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What's the point of all this high-capacity media? Stupid industries are producing too much of what is unnecessary now.
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post #12 of 49
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What's the point of all this high-capacity media? Stupid industries are producing too much of what is unnecessary now.
This kind of things happen all the time... just because it is being researched right now doesn't mean it will be available tomorrow.
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post #13 of 49
I agree, it won't be out for a while, but it makes you think doesn't it. Why not explore the avenues open to you before you decide to make a new media?
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post #14 of 49
1000 gb's on a disc, although the price of construction, and purchase will not be low enough to mass produce these, they are just here to show that it is possible, with multi-layer technology, ofcourse I think its ridiculous, if you were that serious about some information, carry around a 1tb harddrive, but ofcourse if you think about it, this isn't for the consumer market at all, it is valiable for the government, cia, fbi, ect cause they do use digital information, blueprints, information, tons of data is used by the government and it would be a convenience if an agent could carry huge amounts of data through just a disc from point a to point b, being this 1 terabyte hd-dvd.
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post #15 of 49
It says up to. They can just have it hold 100gb's if they wanted to...

They are just saying they have the capability of up to 1TB.
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its basicly a hard drive, without the casing. and also, imagine how long the load time would be. it would have to seek thru 1TB. of info just to get to Chapter 5 on a movie.
Well if we got these disks, we would probably find new ways to read them faster. SATA drives will be the next step to that, maybe more then one laser to read all the data??
    
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Well if we got these disks, we would probably find new ways to read them faster. SATA drives will be the next step to that, maybe more then one laser to read all the data??
They have SATA drives...they've been out for like 18 months now.
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They have SATA drives...they've been out for like 18 months now.
Yeah, but I haven't seen that many Maybe I am looking in the wrong place...

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Well if we got these disks, we would probably find new ways to read them faster. SATA drives will be the next step to that, maybe more then one laser to read all the data??
Interesting... multiple lasers... Humm.
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post #19 of 49
bah... engineering will tell you the more moving parts you have the less reliable something is going to be. Solid state HDDs and solid state media ftw. Who wants a 1TB DVD anyway? If they come out with a 1TB memory stick the size of a DVD i'd be interested.
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They should take that technology and make 250GB, 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB Hard Drives that spin at 15,000RPM or 20,000RPM to access the data quickly or else it'd be wasted. Nobody wants to wait that long while their CD/DVD Burner is trying to access one 10kB file out of 1TB of space. Talk about patience!

Dual Layered DVD = 15GB of Storage; Average Seek Time - 150ms

Several Layered DVD = 1,000GB of Storage; Average Seek Time - ~10sec

Formula:
Average Seek Time = 150ms
DL DVD Storage = 15GB
SL DVD Storage = 1,000GB
1000/15 = 66.66. So, the Several Layered Disc has 66.66 times more data on it. 150ms (Seek Time) multiplied by 66.66 is 9.99Sec, or 10 Seconds.
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