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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:34 am    Post subject: 50TB on DVD size discs? Reply with quote

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Move aside Blu-ray and HD DVD - 50TB protein discs are coming

The next generation of high density storage media may come from the most unlikely of places. According to professor V Renugopalakrishnan of Harvard's Medical School in Boston, the research he and his team are working on promises storage capacities of up to 50TB (50,000GB) on a disc the same size as a conventional DVD.

Using modified proteins from the membrane of a salt marsh microbe called halobaterium slinarum -- also known as bateriorhodopsin (bR). The proteins store data by capturing light in a very natural way. Light is converted to chemical energy, a series of intermediate molecules that are unique. The molecules then return to a "ground state", which is a chemical change in which they are all the same. Professor Renugopalakrishnan was able to modify the protein DNA so that the unique state, or "intermediate" stage, would last for years instead of breaking down in a matter of hours. With this modification, any unique intermediate state could be considered a 1 while a "ground state" could be considered a 0.

Professor Renugopalakrishnan says that the proteins can be applied to conventional discs such as DVD, to store data in large volumes. At the present time, the professor says that protein-based discs can store more than 20 times that of Blu-ray media. In future versions, discs will be able to store up to 50TB of information. Professor Renugopalakrishnan believes that this new technology will reach limits far beyond those of magnetic recording technology and could possibly replace it altogether.

source: Dailytech
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy sh*t...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

COOL Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when they compare x360 dvd and blueray its makes the 360 so inferior. but this new dvd player just goes beyond what we expect. terabyte thats like 50 better than blue ray.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll never happen. Most likely, a pressure group will rise up for the rights of the microbes and we'll have to go back to "old" optical technology.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sabotage wrote:
Holy sh*t...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edge AoM wrote:
It'll never happen. Most likely, a pressure group will rise up for the rights of the microbes and we'll have to go back to "old" optical technology.


LOL!!! That would be a riot! Those poor microbes don't even have a say Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no but they might like it Smile they may go WOO HOO CHEESE DOODLES and live happy ever after ?????? Confused
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