G.E.’s Breakthrough Can Put 100 DVDs on a Disc

From the New York Times:

General Electric says it has achieved a breakthrough in digital storage technology that will allow standard-size discs to hold the equivalent of 100 DVDs.

The storage advance, which G.E. is announcing on Monday, is just a laboratory success at this stage. The new technology must be made to work in products that can be mass-produced at affordable prices.

But optical storage experts and industry analysts who were told of the development said it held the promise of being a big step forward in digital storage with a wide range of potential uses in commercial, scientific and consumer markets.

“This could be the next generation of low-cost storage,” said Richard Doherty, an analyst at Envisioneering, a technology research firm.

Comments 1

  • Here’s the problem….blu ray has just become the standard optical storage platform (taking over from failed UDO and DVD in the enterprise space). Now they’re already pushing another format….if the optical guys stuck to one platform then we’d have a more consistent development cycle.
    Vendors like Phantom Data Systems of Norwalk CT – http://phantomdatasystems.com/bluraydisc.html – has advocated this but the big guys always have their agendas. Lets see how this materializes.

    JC

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