DVD Uses Bug Protein to Store Data

When it comes to storage capacity, not even Blu-ray, HD-DVD, or even HVD(Holographic Versatile Disc) can match Protein DVD.

DVDs coated with a light-sensitive protein may be able to store 50 terabytes of data, according to researchers of Harvard Medical School.

A protein layer, made from tiny genetically altered microbe proteins, could allow DVDs and other external devices to store terabytes of information.

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TheMART5372d ago

No need for next gen media at all oh well my good old DVD player :)

Shadow Flare5372d ago

wow, this disc sounds pretty cool. It uses microbe proteins, what so the disc is alive or something? 50 terabytes though, thats incredible. What happens if you sneeze on the disc though, do you kill the protein?

bernie5371d ago

I would ring the university and ask how it works but I wouldn't be able to ask for the guys name:)

"Professor V. Renugopalakrishnan" ?

specialguest5371d ago (Edited 5371d ago )

i once thought HVD was amazing in terms of storage. HVD stores from 300 gigabyte to 1.6 terabytes. this protein, on the other hand...50 terabytes!!! if an HVD player cost around $15,000 and each disc cost $120, imagine the protein player and disc.

Gh0stDrag0n5370d ago

Bug guts? Lightning Bug Azzes? Bug Sh1t?

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