Compared to a C-ROM's meager 700 MB storage space, and a DVD's 5-ish GB, a Blu-Ray's 25 GB is pretty impressive. All of those are nothing compared to a whole Terabyte though, and that's what FujiFilm is planning to pack on an optical disc arriving in 2015.
Two years ago, GE announced they were working on a prototype form of storage that used micro-holographic technology crammed 500 GB onto an optical disc. Now they're able to write data onto those discs at speeds equivalent to a Blu-ray burner.
GE just announced that they're fitting 500GB of data on discs the size of DVDs through "holographic storage" technologies. It's OK to be a bit lost. This clip explains the idea in more tactile terms.
When most of us look at this Russian group CD-ROM cult, we're silently relieved that the Cold War is over. I mean, how does one defend against assailants armored with the best hits of the 80s, 90s and today? Your only real defense is to make friends over a bottle of wine and some cured meats. Hit the jump for a photo…