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