Omigod, I knew it was coming. A million gigs on a postage stamp. Gee I
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Apr 7, 2006, at 6:51 AM, Karl Miller wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Apr 2006, Lou Judson wrote:
>> By the way, I was not reprimanding you, just hoping they hadn't made
>> another new breed - we haven't even seen bluray yet!
> Feel free to reprimand me if you like, I am more musician than
> engineer and recognize my limitations...well most of the time...
> I have read about things like the Sony Double Density CD-RW
> From geek.com
> Sony's Double Density CD-RW
> posted 4:49pm EST Wed Mar 14 2001
> Sony has released more details on its Double Density (DD) ATAPI
> DD-CD-RW drives. They will cost US$249 and be in stores in April 2001.
> They can write at 12x speeds to DD-R and CD-R and 8x for DD-RW and
> while reading at 32x. DD-R discs, as they are called, will initially go
> for $1.99, with DD-RW discs at $2.99.
> There is also a Sony Double Density 80mm DVD-RW For Use With Sony
> CamCorders Only
> Then we have
> HD-DVD (high-density DVD) is a high capacity optical storage medium. A
> single-layer HD-DVD provides up to 15 gigabytes (GB) of storage
> and the double-layer disc offers up to 30 GB. A standard single-sided,
> single-layer DVD offers 4.7 GB storage capacity
> "But, however you determine to name it, DVD significantly increases
> capacities, with double-sided, double-density DVD discs able to hold
> up to
> 17 GB of data."
> (somehow I wonder about their use of the word determine)
> I read of the Samsung Blu-ray player being launched in the
> US in late June.
> And for you wikipedia lovers...
> Then I read of the HVD (Holographic Versatile disc)
> "Optware is expected to release a 200GB disc in early June of 2006 and
> Maxell in
> September 2006 with a capacity of 300GB"
> Additional reading tells me that the holographic disc has the
> potential of
> storage up to 3.9 terabytes...can you imagine trying to index one of
> those...and what the content of that might cost...even without paying
> the lawyers for the copyright searches, negotiations, etc.
> and how such a notion would keep me from being so frustrated over the
> limitations of the internet...even with my ethernet connection...versus
> how the internet use could change...etc. iTunes on a disc...a VERY
> expensive disc.
> I am wondering if anyone knows a source of information as to whether or
> not those designing these things (the ubiquitous "they") are giving any
> thought to longevity of the media.