One Terabyte Optical Disc Announced
TDK has announced its incredibly large optical disc with up to one terabyte of storage. The disc is split into 16 layers, each having 32GB of data per layer and each of the sides having this massive data capacity. This is even more impressive by the fact that it's seven gigabytes more per layer than Pioneer's ex-revolutionary 500GB optical disc in that far away time called 2008. Fortunately, we may see this appear in commercial use since this disc is made of the same material as current Blu-ray discs and uses the same beam aperture. Although, the ability for this disc to be used commercially anytime soon will be dependent on the disc manufacturers to produce this 260µm per layer megalith. That layer size is twice as thick as the current BD standard. Well, let's all hope this comes to fruition soon though I'd prefer having a 5TB hard drive or, since I'm using my imagination with this, a 5TB SSD.