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Mempile preps optical discs with 1TB capacity

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An Israeli storage technology outfit called Mempile is developing an optical storage technology they claim will pack one terabyte of data onto a single disc.

Each disk is built from polymethyl methacrylate which is almost entirely transparent to the specific wavelength of the laser used by its recorder, allowing Mempile to shove roughly 200 virtual layers onto a single 1.2mm disc, with each of those layers capable of storing 5GB of data.

Mempile claims that current prototypes can store an impressive 600 - 800GB per disc, but they believe the first 1TB prototype is 18 months away and will hit retail shelves about a year afterwards, priced around $3,000 for the drive and $30-60 for a 600GB disc. The prospect of terabyte recordable media is certainly tempting. We’ll have to wait and see if this actually makes it to the market and doesn't get filed under the “vaporware” category.



Wire muncher!
well these things look good only on paper or prototypes. it'll be helpful if they come out wid viable solutions to the masses.


The Devil's Advocate
they will its on paper first and then a reality ... as the sivana sages said its in the mind first ... from mind to paper and then to reality ;)


Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !
WOW ..... so much data in just 1 disc ..........

these devices should b released very soon bt @ affordable rate ..........


in search of myself
It will take some years to make it affordable to masses.Same is the case with Blu-Ray and HD-DVD
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