1PB Optical Disc Technology Unveiled by Storex"Life of the media estimated at more than 5,000 years"
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2010.06.03
Storex Technologies Inc. has announced at Optical Data Storage 2010 (23-26 May 2010, Boulder, CO), a breakthrough in the data storage technology. They have demonstrated technology that can put 1 million gigabytes (1 Petabyte) onto a single DVD-sized disc.
The process works by recording nanomarks in the form of patterns within the disc. Those nanomarks are then read by lasers, similar to the ones in DVD players.
The minimum nanomark dimension used in 3D recording and readout processes was 40 nm.
The nanomarks are organized in virtual multilayers, produced in fluorescent photosensitive glass-ceramics discs, and permit petabytes data storage capacity.
One of the most interesting aspect is the extremely long life of the media estimated at more than 5,000 years.