Optical discs

By wesley.chin ·
have seen mention of 400GB discs from Pioneer. Right now, the biggest commercially available discs are 50GB. Those require Blu-ray drives. Has anyone heard of what kind of drive will read these 400GB discs?

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Since this info is only FIVE hours old, don't you think ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Optical discs

It may be a little soon to be asking what kind of drive will read them?

Whatever it is, it is still in Beta and will undoubtedly change specs as time moves on.

It may even end up the same as HD - in the bin.

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by wesley.chin In reply to Since this info is only F ...

I know the relatively new age of the news, but there might be a beta tester among us that might be able to shine so light....

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Well this stuff isn't even Beta

by OH Smeg In reply to well...

It's still in the Prototype stage.

The announcement that you are referring to is nothing more than a Product Development possibility that may or may not end up as a production product.

There is also talk of using a form of Paper to store vast amounts of Data but that to is still a prototype or what is envisaged by the company attempting to develop it. They are currently still trying to develop the technology into a usable format that may be useful. You may as well ask what Windows 7 is like as it's not currently available in any form either.


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Just for dtman, let's say it is in Epsilon stage, just having ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Well this stuff isn't eve ...

Just having been released from Zeta stage, specially for the Press Announcement / Speculation. :)

That way it can be dumped when it reaches Delta!

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It's only released to improve the Share Price

by OH Smeg In reply to Just for dtman, let's say ...

When things look grim. At least that's what I understood it to be. :^0


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by wesley.chin In reply to It's only released to imp ...

Now that I think about it, it seems like the market might be limited. I think for the most part, discs would be used for archival purposes. Unless the discs are rewritable, there maybe a lot of wasted space on each disc. What do you think might be the benefits of such technology?

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It might cut down on your commuting costs ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Hmm

Since you'd spend THREE days at work just burning one of these suckers!

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