New Technology Could Store 1TB on a DVD Sized Disc

MATTERIS Ltd., a start-up company created under Israel's leading technological incubator, has developed a proprietary holographic storage system that is far superior to previous holographic storage technologies thanks to the use of nano-materials.

By using nano-particles, MATTERIS has been able to place millions of bits grouped in holograms, which makes possible to utilize the volume instead of the surface of the medium. Each hologram is made of 1000 x 1000 bits and it's this innovative array that makes possible to store 1 Terabyte (1000 Gigabytes) on a standard 120mm disc.

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joemutt6285d ago

HD too, this is why I wont pick a side, as soon as I do, this will come out. I know it will be a while, but you dont know how bad my luck is.

You want this to come out soon? Buy me a blu-ray and hologram discs will be out next week, that is how bad my luck is.

specialguest6284d ago (Edited 6284d ago )

you or any of us are not going to buy an HVD player anytime soon. right now, it cost $15,000 for one. after 10 yrs, MAYBE it'll be affordable. by that time, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD will be in every home.

like some of the others said, don't get all worked up over this technology. it's like getting all excited over a mainframe or a supercomputer, we'll never ever be able to afford one.

ghostface6285d ago

u have to look at the drive force behind blu-ray n hd-dvd. they have the backing of the top movie studio n software company. so right now it still blu-ray or hd-dvd you have to be concern with.

Marriot VP6285d ago

GIVE IT A REST, holographic isn't needed nor wanted by the movie industry or anyother industry. It's abilities are useless to them.

Tell me besides a few people in the nation that would need 1000gb. Not to mention the astronomical cost compared to blu-ray and HD-DVD.

BOOSTIN6284d ago

just cause it CAN store 1000gb doesnt make it worthwhile to the average consumer. the cost would be crazy and the technology useless to near everyone.

OutLaw6284d ago

I have to agree with Paul and Boostin. Just because something is made doesn't necessarily mean we need it at the moment. Lets try to get by Blu-Ray and HD-DVD first.

DG6284d ago

They are crying oceans not rivers about DVD pirates. Imagine a person could fit 20 HD quality movies on one disc. The film industry would go to shambles. 50-200GB is good enough for now. Plus I know MS will push holographic discs in 1010. Come on you gotta give credit to sony for pushing a product they have partial copyrights to. Thats like having royalties off of every piece of music being sold. Its genius.

Dragonopolis6283d ago (Edited 6283d ago )

who comment on stuff they absolutely no little about.
1. Movie industry is very interested because of the speed, size, amount, disk integrety or in other words the accuracy/purity of data recorded, durabiliy/longevity of Holographic Storage Technology. Movie and Broadcasting Industry have actual help several companies test and have publically give the thumbs up to the technology. Now its just a matter of getting it to where it iss economical to buy. Same reason why we consumers haven't seen any of the new Television technologies yet. We given our thumbs up to SED and OLED but we haven't seen them yet in mass quantities because they aren't ready for the primetime yet.
2. Any copy protection scheme can pretty much be adapted or reversed engineered to work with any storage medium. It's ignorance to suggest that Blu-ray or HD-DVD is the only storage medium that will ever be secure. If Holographic storage is adopted I'm sure the Movie Industry will get its protection.
3. Holographic Storage technology is unique in that it can be used in a moving spinning disc or a non-moving card reader. There was a story here on digg about it. I for one liked it (there's picture of it on the website). The neon yellowish card look very futureistic and stylish. I'm sure other colors and creative looks could be created. If you can't find the digg here is the website/page:
Optware also stated that technically the card could be reduce to the size of a small memory card. Think about it, a 30 gig storage device that is Nintendo DS cartridge size or less with disk access speeds many times faster than blu-ray or HD-DVD. Actually, several companies have found ways to increase Holographic Storage significantly since all the buzz in 2005. Inphase announce awhile back that they found a way to double their storage capacity. Its safe to say others will follow as well.
Bottom-line Holographic storage technology is the future - that is when they figure out how to Make the darn Drives cheap enough for us little people to buy. You have to admit though that 30 gigs for a $1 is way cheaper than the price Blu-ray and HD-DVD guys want us to pay for a Blank 25-30 gig disc.

Just because Holographic Storage is capable of reaching fanastic amounts of storage doesn't mean that it can't be used in smaller amounts or makes it inferior to consumers. That would be like saying now that Harddrive companies have created Terabyte Harddrives that makes Harddrive technology obsolete just because they've created Harddrives that store more informattion than we consumers may never use.

Using some of your philosophies above let us now go to our computers an rid ourselves of evil harddrives that we have been tricked in to believing that would always remain small and simple. Down with the harddrive its no good to us any more because it has reached mass amount of storage that we will never need. Lets go back to the floppy. It never let us down.

Off with its Head!

(for those uneducated folks who don't get this joke There is a part in Harddrives called Head)

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Unity Announces Revised Pricing Policy Following Massive Backlash From Developers

Today Unity revealed a rather radical change to the new pricing policy announced a while ago, following the massive backlash from many of its developers and the wider gaming industry.

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Vengeance11382d ago

Too little, too late, you're dead. Trust is gone and not coming back.

MWH1d 14h ago

It's ugly, but I think they deserve a second chance only because they, at least, admitted they took a wrong turn, and they want to straighten things up. unlike for example, Nvidia.

Remember, competition is good for the consumers. we don't want them to go out of business, but to do things fairly.

bunt-custardly1d 12h ago (Edited 1d 12h ago )

It's only a matter of time until something else disagreeable becomes policy. The stage has been set. Stone has been cast. Can't rewind time like you can in their game engine.

savedsynner1d 11h ago

Not sure why the downvotes...probably people who have 0 dev experience(or socialists lol). Competition is essentially for quality products.

KwietStorm_BLM1d 11h ago

Get out of here being logical and level headed on the internet. You can only spread hatred and be obstinate with zero exceptions. Obviously nobody being overly dramatic and critical has ever made a mistake. Otherwise they wouldn't be so quick to place permanent judgement on anyone....

mike32UK1d 9h ago

Absolutely not, they've been proven to be chancers. The only reason they are doing a 180 is because they know the alternative is to keep getting shit for being greedy ultimately leading to their failure as a company

anast1d 8h ago

Corporations need to be treated harshly if you want them to change, of course.

notachance1d 8h ago


Game development is very costly and takes very long time, only a fool decides on the core engine purely because “muh healthy competition” and risk the chance of Unity making another shitty decision down the line and ruining years of work.

babadivad1d 2h ago

They have lost all trust and there's no coming back.

JackBNimble1d ago

Would you give someone a second chance if they walked up to you and kicked you in the nuts?

Why does unity deserve a second chance? They only walked this back because of the backlash, give them a chance and they will only try it again.

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savedsynner1d 11h ago

Eh, they are a HUGE game dev engine. Def not dead but massive PR blunder.

ABizzel11d 11h ago (Edited 1d 11h ago )

It’s definitely not too little too late. Companies have been making crazy decisions this entire generation and people have moved right past it.

PS5 Price Hike, XBL Gold doubling in price, Series Price Hike, Games going for $70, etc…. It’s in the news and media for a month or two, then the vast majority of people and gamers don’t care anymore as they move on to the next news topic. Meanwhile, those who games using the Engine are the ones who have to actually do the communicating and work to make sure the solution is fair and balanced for all parties and so they can continue their work. If there is no resolve for all parties after this then there’s no coming back.

What they did do is give Unreal Engine 5 an unneeded advantage over them which was the most ignorant thing they could have done.

Rebel_Scum17h ago

I think you underestimate how long and badly a lot of users on here hold a grudge. They’ve got the sharpest axes.

I agree with your not too little too late sentiment. Everyone makes a bad decision at some point. Let’s see if they can rectify and improve in a way that benefits them, consumers and developers before we start frothing at the mouth.

neomahi1d 5h ago

Sounds familiar doesn't it? Like when Don Mattrick invited everyone to Redmond to unveil a certain console. Phil Spencers been and most definitely his right hand man Executive Fanboy Aaron Greenberg (Head of Marketing - Why would you put a guy like this as your head of marketing, honestly) have been caught in the same thing. Phil Spencer's just as bad and as much of a two-faced about faced liar as Don Mattrick, they just put his under bite more. He's obviously not as stressed because he's packed on a ton of weight sitting as his desk with his feet kicked up playing his Switch and shoving his mouth full cause he's fat now too

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shinoff21832d ago

Pretty much. Any devs future games should not start on unity. They've shown their cards like ms with the original Xbox one reveal.

XiNatsuDragnel2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Too late you guys just loss so hard imo.