Optical disc

Sony and Panasonic announce Archival Disc, an optical disc with a capacity of 300 GB

If you regularly back up large amounts of data and are tired of dealing with external hard drive failures, a new announcement from Sony might be just what you were hoping for. On Monday, Sony announced a new optical disc…

Scientists create the world’s first graphene-based holographic optical disc

This site can earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Australian scientists have succeeded in creating the first graphene-based optical disc. Due to the magical properties of graphene, we are not only talking about a…

Sony and Panasonic team up to create over 300 GB optical drive by 2015

This site can earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Although the world of consumer technology seems to be moving beyond optical media in favor of digital downloads, a few strong supporters of the medium…

How to fit 1000TB of data on a 12cm optical drive – Storage – News

Just before the weekend I read about a new technique that can be used to store around 1000TB of data on a “DVD disc”. This is quite a feat and it was achieved by circumventing some laws of physics with…

Millenniata Celebrates Completion of Blu-ray Optical Disc

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–US-based Millenniata (www.mdisc.com) today announced the completion of its new 25GB Blu-ray M-DISC, which will begin mass production in early August 2013. RITEK Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of optical storage media, will begin production of the…

Fujifilm is working on new optical drive technology and will upgrade to 1TB drives by 2015

As flash drives become more ubiquitous and software installers increasingly turn to online downloads, optical drives have lost most of their relevance. Despite this, Fujifilm engineers are working hard on new optical disc technology. The new technology would allow disks…

Fujifilm to introduce 1TB optical drive in 2015

The structure of the two-photon absorption material (left) and the variation of the convex shape as a function of the irradiation time of laser light (right). Credit: TechOn! (Phys.org) —Fujifilm is working on a new recording method for optical discs….

Samsung SE-218BB is the world’s thinnest optical disc drive for mobile devices

Samsung has just introduced a new breakthrough in consumer electronics. The SE-218BB might not have the most exciting name around, but it’s something Samsung hopes can revolutionize the tablet and ultrabook market. It is an optical disc drive that is…

Research and Markets: The Video Optical Disc, Devices and Media: Global Shipment Forecast (2010-2016) (6th Edition)

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6db4n3/the_video_optical) announced the addition of the “Video Optical Disc, Devices and Media: Global Shipment Forecast (2010-2016) (6th Edition)” about their offering. This data-rich report provides detailed historical data and global forecast of video optical disc devices…

Sony Optical Disc Archive: 30 Blu-ray discs in a 1.5TB MiniDisc-style cassette

This site can earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. On the heels of the the most successful All-time storage media – MiniDiscs and Zip discs – Sony has announced the Optical Disc Archive, a…

When was the last time you used an optical disc drive?

Taiwanese rumor mongers in DigiTimes reports that next-gen MacBook Pro laptops might be thinner than ever. Apple would be able to shrink the MacBook case by a few millimeters, as the company decided to drop optical disc drives for its…

A “stone-like” optical disc that lasts for millennia

Start-up Millenniata and Hitachi-LG have teamed up to create a new optical disc along with a read / write drive that will store all data – movies, photos and music – forever. The disc is compatible with any current DVD…

Start-up to release a “stone-like” optical disc that lasts forever

Start-up Millenniata and Hitachi-LG Data Storage are planning to release a new optical disc and read / write drive soon that will store movies, photos or any other data forever. Data can be accessed using any current DVD or Blu-ray…

10-inch webbook netbook with optical disc drive arrives in China

Most netbooks with screens of 10 inches and larger lack optical disc drives for 4 reasons: It helps to reduce costs Fewer moving parts to break There isn’t much room in most netbooks for a disk drive. Microsoft only makes…

Hitachi Maxell 1TB SVOD Optical Drive Carriage

Hello, children. Are you ready for today’s optical disc format? This is Hitachi Maxell’s 1TB Volumetric Stacked Optical Disc (SVOD) Array, made up of rather thin DVD-sized discs with DVD-sized capacities: 9.4GB of total storage each on two layers of…