A new disc technology has been devised that will allow each upcoming Blu-ray or HD DVD disc to potentially store as much as 500GB. The secret is in the inside, as in the fact that the data is no longer being stored on the outside of the disc, but rather on internal nanostructures.
“A partnership between the University of Berlin, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and Universita Politecnica delle Marche in Italy, has developed a technique to store 500GB of data on an HD DVD or Blu-ray disc.
Researchers collaborated on the ‘Microholas project’ to develop a microholographic recording technique.”
There’s no word just yet on when this technology will hit the streets.