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Just before the weekend I read about a new technique which can be used to shoehorn around 1,000TB of data onto a ‘DVD disc’. This is quite a feat and it was achieved by circumnavigating some laws of physics with a technique which uses two different coloured light beams to selectively cancel each other out and produce a much finer beam – required for such a huge increase in data density.

Optical discs have their positive aspects, such as being cheap to produce as well as longevity and robustness but they are falling out of favour compared to other ways to back up or share data. Once thought of as an essential computer component, many people are now buying laptops that don’t include an optical disc reader or writer.

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Pretty cool, but already posted. Sometime last week from memory.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1402840/dn-how-to-fit-1-000-terabytes-onto-a-dvd
Edited by trust-no-1 - 6/24/13 at 5:47am
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Imagine the grief it would cause if someone spilled water on or snapped a disk that actually contained 1,000TBs of data. lachen.gif
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I could just imagine how long it would take to burn 1000TB of data.

Over 9000!!! hours to go...
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em yeah..how long would that take? rolleyes.gif
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