[clug] [OT] 1.6Tb on Optical Disk: gold nanotubes from Swinburne University of Technology

Ben Coughlan ben.coughlan at anu.edu.au
Thu May 21 04:02:32 GMT 2009

I'd be pretty happy having my backups archived on 1600GB of optical  
media costing $2 a piece.  Scratches are nothing redundancy can't  
solve.  Assuming of course, that the price will be similar to today's  
optical media.

It'll also make distributing box sets a bit easier,  I'm sure you  
could fit 200 episodes of Top Gear in ultra high definition on one of  


On 21/05/2009, at 1:51 PM, Arjen Lentz wrote:

> Hi Andrew
> On 21/05/2009, at 12:48 PM, Andrew Janke wrote:
>> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 12:44, steve jenkin  
>> <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
>>> 1.6Tb on Optical Disk
>> Or:
>>  "How to loose even more data with a single scratch"
> Ack that.
> I don't see the point of going higher density for opticals.
> With solid state storage the way it has developed, it can replace  
> CDs and DVDs.
> Cost is somewhat of a factor, but only because of DRM; technically,  
> I could walk into the local video store, rent/purchase 3-4 DVD  
> electronically and get a copy onto a tiny 16GB microSD that's  
> smaller than my pinkynail, and stroll home.
> I could get the same online but with current bandwidth the stroll to  
> the shop can make sense (good old sneakernet).
> At home I can have TB storage for a few hundred $, much easier to  
> handle than mucking around with scratchy disks.
> Cheers,
> Arjen.
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