The Blu-ray Disc’s just out & it seems to be obsolete already???? Talk of the town, with the community who’s crazy with optical storage is the way Pioneer come out with their new disc called the Ultra Violet Disc.
So what’s so special about this circular chap, who stores data? Nothing much, all that it can do is store around 510 GB ;-) !!!!!!!
Yup, you read it right, FIVE HUNDRED AND TEN Giga Bytes of raw storage!!!!
The way that this is done is by using an Ultra Violet beam to read and write to the Disc, which basically can let you have pits & lands 20 times closer than what they are in a Blu-ray disc. The distance between the pits is around 70 nanometer, which is like a single hair split a thousand times. Boy that sure is small.
When is this dude hitting the markets? Well pioneer as of now says that this is available only in there labs in Japan. They are themselves not sure as to when it could be commercially possible for this to come out. This was a lot similar to the press statements in 2002 – 2003, when the Blu-ray was to be out too. So I guess another 2 -3 years from now… we have a 12 cm disc that store half a Tera Byte.
I actually vaguely remember reading about this disc in How stuff works (I was working on a technical presentation on the Blu-ray disc for my College Project), but they then were themselves (i.e. How Stuff Works) not sure of the technology.
Well anyways, let’s see what the futures got in store!! Till then, way to go guys who’re making it technology like this possible :-)
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