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."