No, itâ€™s not here yet. But we can all look forward to the near future when we can swap our DVDs and Blu-ray discs with Mempileâ€™s 5TB optical discs.
The Israeli company claims to have already developed optical discs that can store one terabyte of data (thatâ€™s 1,000GB compared to BDâ€™s 50GB or DVDâ€™s 4.7GB), and will be able to store 5TB on these discs using blue lasers.
The 1TB Mempile optical disc is the same diameter as a DVD, just a bit thicker, and it contains 200 virtual layers each able to store 5GB.
The Mempile technology employs 3D recording of data on a solid polymer polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)â€”a mixture of Perspex, Lucite, and Plexiglassâ€”known as ePMMA.
[Via: Ars Technica]