DVD-compatible optical disk hits 100 Gbytes

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  1. HardwareHeaven

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    100 gigs in your pant pocket? You heard right..Taiwanese researchers have developed a DVD-compatible optical disk with a 100 gig capacity.

    TAIPEI, Taiwan — Forget about 100-gigabyte portable hard drives — too bulky. A physics professor at a leading Taiwanese university has led a group of researchers in developing a recordable optical disk capable of packing in 100 Gbytes of data and slipping into a pants pocket.

    That's about 30,000 of your favorite songs, or enough tunes to toe-tap to for a few months.

    The disk is compatible with today's CD and DVD technology, running off the same red laser pick-up heads used in a typical disk player. "That's the most attractive part of this technology," said Wang Shyh-Yeu, director of research at Ritek Corp., a disk maker that co-funded the study and will likely commercialize the disk in 2005 or 2006.
     
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    all Im saying is wow

    This is definitely very very good news if we get to see it anytime soon
     
  3. HardwareHeaven

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    2005 or 2006 .... apparently .....
     
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    Imagine if it used blue laser :)
     

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