Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 09, 2011

New 'Stone-Like' Optical Disc That Lasts Forever?

This new "stone-like" optical disc that lasts forever sounds a little too good to be true. If it wasn't for the fact that Hitachi-LG Data storage was involved, I wouldn't have believed it myself. Thanks to Samson4EiT and Joe S. for the link.

Start-up Millenniata and Hitachi-LG Data Storage plan to soon release a new optical disc and read/write player that will store movies, photos or any other data forever. The data can be accessed using any current DVD or Blu-ray player. Millenniata calls the product the M-Disc, and the company claims you can dip it in liquid nitrogen and then boiling water without harming it. It also has a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) study backing up the resiliency of its product compared to other leading optical disc competitors.