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#1 Neo003

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 14:13

While we're waiting for the Blu-ray Disc Association to upgrade discs to 128GB capacity, Japanese scientists have found a way to increase DVD capacity by 1,000 times—using just a slick of metal material over each disc. According to Shin-ichy Ohkoshi, the chemistry professor at the University of Tokyo leading the project, painting a variant of titanium oxide onto a DVD will conduct electricity when put under light, but when taken away from light it turns back into black metal.

Although it's unlikely to hit the market—at least, not anytime before the BDA launches those new discs—the Japanese team's claims of the DVDs holding 1,000 more data than a Blu-ray certainly are impressive.

Blu-rays hold about five times the data of DVDs currently (25GB per single-layered disc and 50GB for dual-layered discs, compared to 4.7GB for single-layered DVDs or 8.5GB for double-layered), and despite millions each year buying a Blu-ray player, plenty more still own DVD players and have no plans to upgrade.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 14:49

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1000 times the DVD capacity!!!! 4.7 TB in a DVD!!! those guys in japan must be joking!!!! If its true its amazing!!!!
and i dont see this coming to DVD soon since it is still in research.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 14:57

That is pretty impressive, however what is stopping this type of technology from entering into any type of optical storage medium? I'd assume the same manufacturing process could be replicated to meet BD specifications and add greater storage capabilities to BD as well.It's always great to see these research projects and find out what is being engineered out there.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 14:57

Any word though on if current DVD players could even play these discs? I'll stick with Blu-ray :)

#5 Richard Hammond

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 15:00

Any word though on if current DVD players could even play these discs? I'll stick with Blu-ray :)

Probably not it would at the very least require a firmware update or more likely new hardware so the title is a bit misleading.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 15:01

No it won't. What is described isn't a DVD.

#7 Ci7

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 15:05

1000 times the DVD capacity!!!! 4.7 TB in a DVD!!! those guys in japan must be joking!!!! If its true its amazing!!!!
and i dont see this coming to DVD soon since it is still in research.

DVDs Could Hold 1,000x Capacity of Blu-rays With New Japanese Research


25GB * 1000 = 25000GB = 25TB ;p

#8 Nagisan

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 15:15

25GB * 1000 = 25000GB = 25TB ;p


Japanese scientists have found a way to increase DVD capacity by 1,000 times

The article says both 1,000 times DVD and Blu-Ray capacity, anyone know which one it really means?

#9 still1

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 15:20

25GB * 1000 = 25000GB = 25TB ;p

yeah saw that too but read the first line on the article. "Japanese scientists have found a way to increase DVD capacity by 1,000 times"
The title says 1000x bluray but the article says 1000x dvd. I think the whole thing is a joke.

#10 philcruicks

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 15:21

I suspect it's a bit of an overestimate anyway I think we're more likely looking at several 100 GB maybe 1TB, 4.7 seems a bit wild. but i'd love to see it if they can.

Japanese scientists have found a way to increase DVD capacity by 1,000 times

does that mean they've actually done it or just found a way to do it....cause there's a bit difference

#11 Thrackerzod

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 15:29

DVDs New disc could Hold 1,000x Capacity of DVDs With New Japanese Research

Fixed the headline for you. ;)

#12 philcruicks

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 15:31

Why are they calling this a DVD? It is no more a DVD than a CD or Blu-Ray disc is.

Probably because its using the same basic technology platform as a DVD just with a layer added, Blu-Ray and CD use different materials and technology.

painting a variant of titanium oxide onto a DVD



#13 Growled

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 18:32

This is amazing but it's nothing compared to what we'll see in the future.

#14 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 18:58

Boring.

Let's face it, we're not going to have a useable version of this any time soon. Just as 3D will never take off as many people have just bought a new HD TV, so they're not going to go out and buy another so soon.

Technology needs to slow down, or more research needs to be done into things like this so instead of 3TB HDDs creeping onto the market, we have drives that are 50TB as let's face it, it's going to happen anyway!

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:29

These so-called advances in optical storage that never see the light of day are getting boring. All we have are DVD and BluRay despite dozens of headlines of BREAKTHROUGHS.