Iomega aiming for 800GB DVDs
Published: May 25, 2005, 12:36 PM PDT
By Richard Shim
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Storage company Iomega is looking to increase the capacity of DVDs up to 100 times, meaning it could, conceivably, create 800GB discs.
The San Diego-based company announced on Tuesday that it had been issued a patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,879,556, which covers a method of encoding data on the surface of a DVD so more data--on the order of 40 to 100 times that of current capacities--can be stored. Current DVDs can hold up to about 8.5GB of data. Data transfer speeds would also jump five to 30 times, according to the company.
The technique uses reflective nano-structures to encode data on a multilevel format.