Researchers create DVDs with 1 petabyte capacity

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    Swinburne University researchers claim to have developed a method of writing data on the disks in a way that allows for 1 petabyte (1,000 terabytes) to be stored on a single disk. Amazing achievement. Imagine a backup of everything you own in digital form to just one of these.
     
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    That would assume we have that much stuff to store on one of those. Of course this would be great for corporations, especially those who run cloud servers, but only if the tech is viable and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
     
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    Wow, that is just incredible, and I can't wait to have my hands on one of those!! A whole 1000 terabytes, wow, I can back up all of my softwares and all movies from the 1930 lol.
     
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    That is a possibility, but consider if you ever had to replace one of those drives and had to transfer all those movie and software files to a replacement drive. Got a couple days?
     
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    Considering that I find the blank BluRay discs alone prohibitively expensive, these discs might be a tad bit out of my price range. Still, it'd be awesome; I could fit my entire porno collection on just a few of those discs!
     
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    That's very interesting, I thought I read somewhere that with Bluray they were reaching the density limits of visible light. It looks like I was correct (somewhat) but they have now found out some new trick that requires using two different beams of light.

    I feel like all upcoming technology is going to be pushing the limits of physics.
     
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