TDK shows 1TB optical disc prototype

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    Through the mages of Engadget they TDK showcased a prototype of a 1TB optical disc at the Japanese CEATEC expo. The prototype features 16 layers on both sides of the disc each capable of storing up...

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  2. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    Holy smokes! :eek:

    This could be a really nice backup medium but I don't even want to know what they would charge for one disc during the first one or two years though...
     
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    There is an article about a new storage disk prototype every few months...but nothing ever comes of them.

    I'm sick of these incremental updates...just when 50% of people get a 1080p TV...there will be a new standard with a new aspect ratio again....

    DVD aspect 16:9, CRT aspect: 4:3
    Blu ray aspect: 2.4:1, 1080p ratio: 16:9
    this next gen media aspect: 2.4:1, the next gen of tv's: 16:3..

    :S:S:S:S
     
  4. Mkilbride

    Mkilbride Banned

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    Yeap, sucks that we keep advancing, huh?

    Lol :p

    But yeah man, I agree, I mean I wanna go out and buy a Blu-ray player, get a 1080p 52'' TV, and buy my favorite movies / animes on Blu-Ray, but then 2 years later, bam "Blu-ray quality is NOTHING COMPARED TO X-FORMAT!" Ughity, lol.
     

  5. Dustpuppy

    Dustpuppy Ancient Guru

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    I've been hearing about 16-32 layer disc's for years, they've never caught on, I don't think this is really news.
     
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    probaly around 100E or 150E a disc minimum

    probaly lot more tough
     
  7. ShadowMyth

    ShadowMyth Ancient Guru

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    While the size of the disc storage sounds good in theory, how long would it take to burn one? At this point I'd be happy with 25 GB per layer Blu-ray disc if it meant I could burn one in a few minutes.
     
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    My thoughts too, the drive would have to be pretty fast and/or have multiple lasers to burn more than one layer at a time. Could be pretty good for backups though one day, as drive technology advances every year and the speeds are very impressive today, when compared to drives from 6 or more years ago (though I expect it to take 2-3 years, it may end up twice that long to make it to consumer gear). The acceleration of technological progress has sped up dramatically over the last few years by quite a margin.

    I guess I have to keep in mind TDK are already showing prototype discs and the pace of manufacture and release of consumer grade products is increasing steadily. We already have MP3 players and mobile phones that recharge without wires. :nerd:
     
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    At the moment we do not need something with soo much storage,costing a fortune.What we need is something affordable.(At the max 3-5 times as expensive as dvd's).
     
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    16 layers, can you imagine how long that will take before this beast is burned ?
     

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    As long as it is faster then a tape backup I would love it. And before anyone goes off on HD backups. HD fail over time we are talking 8 years from now I can stick this in and recover.
     
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    I never said it sucks that it advances, I said it sucks that they bring out new disk formats that do not match the aspect ratio of the new TV formats, no doubt this is because if they had a native aspect native res format for the latest TV's people would see little reason to get the next gen so fast, but giving us black lines gives us reason to update yet again in a few years time...to the next non-native aspect ratio format.
     
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    good at least its not $ony BD bull$hit
     
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    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    All my TV show recordings on 1 optical disc? damn

    deltatux
     
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    TDK = the dark knight????????? :p :p ..

    i would love to have that if the price is right..
     

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    Only 1TB? Honestly, they've had prototype optical discs before that held more storage. This is neither special nor a first. More layers = slower so unless they get this down to 3 or less layers then it's not going to work. Of course, they could also find a way to burn the extra layers quicker, but they obviously haven't yet.
     

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