Friday June 21, 2013

Fitting One Petabyte On A DVD?

This company is claiming that its new two-light beam system will allow for up to one petabyte of data to be stored on a single DVD. eek!

In Nature Communications today, we, along with Richard Evans from CSIRO, show how we developed a new technique to enable the data capacity of a single DVD to increase from 4.7 gigabytes up to one petabyte (1,000 terabytes). This is equivalent of 10.6 years of compressed high-definition video or 50,000 full high-definition movies.