Claims have arised from a group of Australian scientists that they have come up with a way so that up to a whooping 10TB of data can be stored on a single disc. The team from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, have successfully added “the dimensions of colour and light polarization” to our already existing technology in DVDs giving it massive boost to its maximum storage capacity.
These new discs will be capable of storing 10,000 times more data than our current DVDs, so far they have already been able to achieve 1.6TB discs and these could be on sale through Samsung within the next five years, as a deal has already been snatched. In addition to that, 10 TB will eventually be possible but we’ll need to look further ahead – next ten years.
The SD Association (the people who brought us the popular SD flash memory card standards) at this year’s CES have announced a new memory card specification called SDXC, where the two letters behind SD stand for “eXtended Capacity”.
The specification is quite amazing, providing up to 2 terabytes storage capacity and accelerates SD interface read / write speeds of up to 104 megabytes per second, with a road map to 300 megabytes per second.