TeraDisc kills Blu-Ray and HD-DVD

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Just before I start getting hate mail about being a HD-DVD fanboy, can anyone be a fanboy of a disc format?, I thought I would post about the new TeraDisc that has been demonstrated to electronics firms…

Two very important facts about the TeraDisc. 

  1. It can store (currently) about 1TB of data. That is 950GB more than Blu-Ray
  2. It has been patented already so we shouldn’t have a second format war.

It is expected that the first commercial discs will start to arrive in 2009/2010…

About 2 years before the next round of consoles is to be expected which also means that Blu-Ray and HD-DVD can be expected to have a commercial lifespan of 3-4 years at the most… Who here is willing to replace their entire DVD collection only to have it obsolete again in 3 years? Yeah me neither… 

Maybe we should start a website protesting against both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray… I see no reason at all to invest in either format in the near or medium term future…. Upscaled DVD’s suit me just fine thank you very much…

PC Pro: News: DVD-sized disc to store terabyte of data

Last Updated: August 30, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • wow… how long you think the terradisk is going to last?

  • scotty777

    well… 1 terabyte is a lot of data… so… it’s gonna be around a shit long time! I think sony are gonna be crying hey… and i’m crying coz i’m gonna have to sell me ps3 for an xbox… but all aint that bad… I mean… i’ll sell it to the loser who thinks it’s still great… ha ha ha

  • LazySAGamer

    Scotty it truly has been entertaining watching you lose faith in Sony :)…

    When you do manage to get your Xbox you must join us for a few games on Live, you will never look back…

  • Max0991

    No Holographic Versatile Disc (HVD) kills Blu-Ray and HD-DVD,
    Holographic Versatile Disc (HVD) is an optical disc technology still in the research stage which would hold up to 3.9 terabytes (TB) of information. It employs a technique known as collinear holography, whereby two lasers, one red and one blue-green, are collimated in a single beam. The blue-green laser reads data encoded as laser interference fringes from a holographic layer near the top of the disc while the red laser is used as the reference beam and to read servo information from a regular CD-style aluminium layer near the bottom.

    Along with Ultra High Definition Television
    The new format with a resolution of 7,680 × 4,320 pixels is four times as wide and four times as high (for a total of 16 times the pixel resolution) as existing HDTV, which has a maximum resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels.

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