New Plexi-Like DVDs to Hold 1TB of Data

Company will demo 500GB version in January, 1TB to follow
By Laila Weir,  Newser User
Posted Dec 21, 2007 11:58 AM CST
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(Newser) – An Israeli company will unveil, at the Consumer Electronics Show in January,  a DVD made of a plexiglass-like polymer that can hold half a terabyte of data. Mempile adds that within a few years its DVDs will be up to one terabyte—enough to hold 250,000 high-resolution photos or MP3s, or about 40 HD movies or 115 DVD movies, reports ComputerWorld. Current HD DVDs hold 50GB maximum.

The discs will offer a cheap data-storage alternative for companies, and could be useful for high-definition movie distribution, says ComputerWorld. Mempile plans a 5TB DVD "a few years down the road."