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Microholas Project squeezes 500GB on to HD DVD and Blu Ray discs

The University of Berlin, with partners Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Universita Politecnica delle Marche in Italy, has managed to work out how to store 500GB of data on a regular HD DVD or Blu-ray disc.
The Microholas project developed a microholographic recording technique, using nanostructures inside the disk rather than on the surface as in conventional optical storage systems.

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ITR3730d ago

The future is just a yr away it seems. 1 TB on a disc.

ben hates you3730d ago

Yottabyte,

kilo,mega,giga,tera,peta,exa, zetta,yotta, it's a septillion bytes hooray!

risk3730d ago

o.o thats 4x more then this HD <_<

BIadestarX3730d ago (Edited 3730d ago )

Can they add at least 40-50 GB to a regular DVD so we can just stay with dvd and drop blu-ray and HD DVD? That would be nice... no more format war...

@warfed

Actually I have an HD DVD drive. I think I was accused of being a fanboys for owning one the other day.

Why would I be a fanboy by saying... What you don't have a DVD drive? Everyone has a DVD drive... the main reason why blu-ray and HD DVD were released is because DVD's capacity is too small to hold HD movies... if DVD can hold 50-60GB than why would everyone have to replace DVD?

Noo.... you are the fanboy.... simply because you don't care about the best solution as long as blu-ray wins... even if they figure out how to box 50-60GB of data on a standard DVD... it would render HD DVD and blu-ray useless..

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This comes from someone who has 2 bubbles... ever wonder why you only have 2 bubbles?

I don't care if a Sony fanboy calls me fanboy. Specially one that's dumb enough to pay $600 for a console that was priced at that point primarily because of the blu-ray drive that he is afraid of using...
Dude you are a fanboy! Blu-ray movie playback is the reason why Sony keep telling people the PS3 is next gen and worth the price.

warfed3730d ago (Edited 3730d ago )

sad that your sh!tbox doesn't have an hd drive? :'(

edit: lmao I am a fanboy, but not of blu-ray I don't give a flying fuk about movies on my ps3 (I don't wanna wreck my laser)

"if DVD can hold 50-60GB than why would everyone have to replace DVD? "
guess what DVD WON'T hold 50-60GB so you pretty much admitting you wish your system could have a larger disc for games.

and YOU ARE NOT A FANBOY? lmao who are you trying to fool? you are one of the worst fanboys on this site and EVERYONE knows that

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I have 1 bubble actually and you have 1 bubble most of the time, the only reason you have 3 right now is cuz this site is full with xbots, and I have one bubble because I hate M$ (windows), I don't hate the xbox I think competition is great, but in my opinion the games on it suck and I prefer the 1st party ps3 games. And I am not gonna go into the whole ps3 vs xbox because I don't give a sh!t, I don't make any money of it, I'm just happy I get to play my fav games

I really don't understand why you get so offended if I state an obvious truth that the xbox does not have a nex-gen drive, if you don't mind then stfu be happy with your purchase and go play your games

Mr Murda3730d ago (Edited 3730d ago )

I'm sorry, but I don't need that much space on a disc. That being said, mad props for this guy making those discs his b!tch.

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