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sonofhal
05-20-2009, 01:22 PM
Coming soon. A disc big enough to back up my whole music collection.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8060082.stm

bug on your lip
05-20-2009, 01:24 PM
the cover art better be damn good

sonofhal
05-20-2009, 01:34 PM
The cover will be a digital photoframe cycling through 3000 album covers.

sin213
05-20-2009, 01:38 PM
this would be awesome! i'd only need 2 discs for my collection! though i imagine it would be pretty costly up front...dual layer dvds are still kinda pricy, imo.

anti-square
05-20-2009, 01:52 PM
Alien technology.

gaypalmsprings
05-20-2009, 01:58 PM
I wouldn't want to sit through a movie from that DVD.

miscorrections
05-20-2009, 02:01 PM
Chris, what I wouldn't give to rummage through your music collection.

HunterGather
05-20-2009, 02:34 PM
I'm apprehensive about discs that can hold this much data.
If its semi-important data on there, you feel like you need to take so much care of that disc like its a bomb detonator!

Fitting my entire music collection onto one disc is scary. But i guess on the flip side, i could make several copies of said disc and just store them in different places in the case of some accident at home.

But in any case, i'll stick with an external hard drive.

But these discs, as shown with blu-ray, are great for movies and TV shows that need alot of space.

EDIT:
also, in full quality HD, how much much video and save room for menu/language data can a Blu-Ray disc hold?
I know it needs more than a DVD, but its weird that TV-show blu-ray discs use the same amount of discs a DVD version of a TV series uses.

Would be cool to have a whole season of a show on on disc without changing, if possible.

corbo
05-20-2009, 03:39 PM
this would be awesome! i'd only need 2 discs for my collection! though i imagine it would be pretty costly up front...dual layer dvds are still kinda pricy, imo.

you have more than 1.6 T of music? BULLSHIT

gaypalmsprings
05-20-2009, 03:41 PM
My computer has 2, 1tb hard drives. It'll take a while to fill them up.

vogina
05-20-2009, 04:14 PM
And of course it will cost the consumer an arm and a leg when first released, then dwindle down to Indians kicking the boxes of the truck and Frys Electronics because they are worthless; as is all electronics

PotVsKtl
05-20-2009, 04:19 PM
I'm apprehensive about discs that can hold this much data.

Fitting my entire music collection onto one disc is scary.

But in any case, i'll stick with an external hard drive.
...

TheWatcher
05-20-2009, 05:03 PM
They've been working on this for years. I'll believe it when I see it.

M Sparks
05-20-2009, 05:24 PM
EDIT:
also, in full quality HD, how much much video and save room for menu/language data can a Blu-Ray disc hold?
I know it needs more than a DVD, but its weird that TV-show blu-ray discs use the same amount of discs a DVD version of a TV series uses.

Would be cool to have a whole season of a show on on disc without changing, if possible.

You're comparing apples to much larger apples. A Blu-Ray disc holds the same amount of data as a little less than 6 dual layer DVDs. But a raw frame of 1080p (Blu-Ray) video takes up 6 times (EXACTLY 6 times, actually) as much space as a raw frame of 480p (DVD) video. So if that's all there was to it, there would be slightly LESS room on the Blu-Ray...6 times the data, but only about 5.8 times the space.

Of course it's not that simple...Blu-Ray has more efficient compression methods available than DVD. On top of that, compression is variable...a single layer DVD only holds about 75 minutes of video/audio at top quality, but I've put as much as 6 hours. Looks terrible, but it can be done.

HOWEVER, when the price of making Blu-Rays comes down and everyone has one in their home, you could start to see things like this. There's no reason a BluRay disc HAS to be HD video, so you could put, say, 20-25 hours of SD video on a single disc. It just doesn't make economic sense yet. Making 6 DVDs is cheaper than making one Blu-Ray, and the potential audience is much larger.

EDIT- This is also still true of single layer vs dual layer DVDs to this day, especially at lower production rates. I'm working on something right now that's about 3 hours, but I'll only sell 30 or 40 copies. Putting it on two single layers instead of one dual layer will make me an extra 120 bucks or so, and lets me keep the quality high.

menikmati
05-20-2009, 05:30 PM
They've been working on this for years. I'll believe it when I see it.

exactly

HunterGather
05-20-2009, 06:18 PM
Tanks for the explanation.

coldstart
05-20-2009, 06:21 PM
you have more than 1.6 T of music? BULLSHIT

That's not farfetched at all. I have easily about 3TB of data floating around between music, photos and other random data I've accumulated over the years. We live in the age of massive amounts of digital data. My first computer (that actually had a hard drive) had a 20MB capacity and I thought I would never fill that up. (It also cost about $2,000) :P

cansei de ser sexme
05-20-2009, 06:31 PM
you think that's cool?

http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/08/sony-sandisk-announce-plans-for-2tb-memory-sticks-high-speed-m/

bmack86
05-20-2009, 06:39 PM
I want one. I could fit my music collection as of right now and still have 500 gb left.

All That I Am
05-20-2009, 10:46 PM
so much for blu-ray technology.

HunterGather
05-20-2009, 11:05 PM
2TB on one small memory card???
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2007/01/brian_fellows_crazy.jpg


so much for blu-ray technology.

I dunno. 50 gb on one disc is pretty amazing.
I think the thing is people don't really use discs period anymore. It's all about the USB sticks and external hard drives.

coldstart
05-21-2009, 02:33 AM
so much for blu-ray technology.

Blu-ray is a joke, just like any sort of media. With the advent of good internet connections in most homes and settop-type boxes to watch streaming Netflix or Hulu, hard movies will be phased out sooner or later. That is why Blockbuster and Hollywood video stores are failing miserably right now (and why Blockbuster is trying desperately to get it's own online movie rental thing off the ground, but also failing at that).

lowfront
05-21-2009, 05:55 AM
you have more than 1.6 T of music? BULLSHIT



1.6T of music isn't out of the ordinary

shakermaker113
05-21-2009, 05:59 AM
I dunno. discs are such a pain. I'd rather have larger flash drives than larger discs.

canexplain
05-21-2009, 06:28 AM
remember when if you wanted to switch from one program to another, you had to unload the large floppy disc and essentially reinstall the program each time you wanted to use it ... wow how things have changed ... the first computer i worked on was as big as a normal house ... cr****

TomAz
05-21-2009, 06:32 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/69/IBM_PC_5150.jpg

TomAz
05-21-2009, 06:33 AM
http://computermuseum.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/pics/ibm_5110/ibm5100.jpg

M Sparks
05-21-2009, 07:03 AM
remember when if you wanted to switch from one program to another, you had to unload the large floppy disc and essentially reinstall the program each time you wanted to use it ... wow how things have changed ... the first computer i worked on was as big as a normal house ... cr****

I didn't even have floppies on my first computer...cassette drive.

M Sparks
05-21-2009, 07:06 AM
I dunno. discs are such a pain. I'd rather have larger flash drives than larger discs.

Exactly. And I'd rather have LARGER flash drives as well, so they can't get lost as easily. SD cards are too easy to misplace.

I think a 2TB SSD (Solid State Drive) that's the size of a credit card would be perfect.

frozen pilgrim
05-21-2009, 07:53 AM
yeah, that'd be nice.
although in the meantime, I'd love to see someone like thinkgeek make a credit-card-sized memory card holder. something that fits in your wallet or isn't lost as easily in a backpack/laptop bag, and that protects the contacts on the cards. microSD cards like the one in my R4 are so fucking easy to lose. 32 gigs on a card smaller than my pinkie fingernail.

I remember loading commander keen 2 onto a 286 off of four 5-inch "hard disks"

marooko
05-21-2009, 08:01 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/69/IBM_PC_5150.jpg


http://computermuseum.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/pics/ibm_5110/ibm5100.jpg

probably couldnt even stores these pictures on these things.

Alchemy
05-21-2009, 08:04 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/69/IBM_PC_5150.jpg

You got the dual floppy!?!? Sweet!

marooko
05-21-2009, 08:12 AM
that one might be able to.

TomAz
05-21-2009, 08:24 AM
I think the storage capacity of the floppies for those things was something like 340K.

btw I have worked on both those computers I showed.

wmgaretjax
05-21-2009, 08:25 AM
you have more than 1.6 T of music? BULLSHIT

i have almost 3TB of music. a friend of mine has almost 6...

sonofhal
05-21-2009, 08:27 AM
That's because the quality you demand makes each track 1TB in size. You've actually only got 3 songs on it, but they sound fucking amazing.

marooko
05-21-2009, 08:29 AM
that was good.

wmgaretjax
05-21-2009, 08:43 AM
That's because the quality you demand makes each track 1TB in size. You've actually only got 3 songs on it, but they sound fucking amazing.

i change the songs once every few weeks. when i do that, i make backups using a lathe that cuts platinum.

marooko
05-21-2009, 08:46 AM
what kind of needles do you have?

wmgaretjax
05-21-2009, 09:03 AM
what kind of needles do you have?

diamond.

marooko
05-21-2009, 09:06 AM
like how its not a diamond "tip".

wmgaretjax
05-21-2009, 09:07 AM
like how its not a diamond "tip".

no. diamond tips still have interference from the vibration of the rest of the needle.

SoulDischarge
05-21-2009, 09:11 AM
The "tyger" in William Blake's "The Tyger" is a metaphor for my music collection.

marooko
05-21-2009, 09:24 AM
would love to come have a listen sometime.

PotVsKtl
05-21-2009, 09:39 AM
http://it.pedf.cuni.cz/prakcin/images/others/history/IBM_PC-jr.jpg

Alchemy
05-21-2009, 10:18 AM
http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/9/9a/Floppy_gangster_original.jpg