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Mempile's TeraDisc fits 1TB on a single optical disc

There's been a lot of talk about the death of optical media, but for inexpensive high-capacity storage, it's pretty hard to beat -- which is why the TeraDisc, from Israel's Mempile, look like it has such promise. Eschewing the reflectivity principles in current optical media entirely, the TeraDisc system uses light-sensitive molecules called chromophores to create hologram-like matrices that can be used to store a full terabyte of data on a single disc using a red laser -- and Mempile says that an eventual transition to a blue laser system will enable storage capacities of up to 5TB. The company is hoping to get a prototype ready in 18 months, and plans to ship the first version a year after that, priced around $3,000 for the drive and $30-60 for a 600GB disc. No word on the price of those 1TB discs, but you can bet they won't be cheap.

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CRIMS0N_W0LF3743d ago

O_O 1 Terra Byte in 1 Disc!?!?! And I though I have a lot of Memory on PC using 2 500 GB SATA Disks...

Amplifier3743d ago

Yeah, but...how much is this going to cost us in replacing the hardware we have now in order to read this information?

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segasage3743d ago

since HD-DVD doesn't change much with DVD manufacturing systems.

This is new technology so it will be pricy when it first debut.

RedSeven3743d ago

Am I going to have to replace my floppy drive now?

Syko3743d ago

LMAO, No that baby's gonna be good enough for at least another 5 years. It still plays Oregon Trail OK. Doesn't it?

ghettocheeze3743d ago

Note to self: Must transfer all pirated movies onto one disc.

Bebedora3743d ago

Can these prices be commercially doable?

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