One of the Australian researchers behind a 2009 Nature paper outlining how optical media could reach 1.6 terabytes says Samsung has decided not to commercialise the technology, but has also published a new paper outlining how 12cm shinies could hit ten terabytes. Dr James Chon, Senior Lecturer at the Swinburne University of …
If it depends on gold as an ingredient
then the data being encoded is likely worth less than the disc.
Cost too much
Gold - expensive, if the media is too expensive to use - use a different media.
Re: Cost too much
Cloud vendors may like it as a WORMy backup solution. Cost not so bad if you've got 100s of clients' data on the disk.
Always beleive in your soul etc.
I'm not sure they plan to make the discs out of solid gold.
title, what title
"Neat nanoparticles could bring 10TB disks"
cause everything's better with nanoparticles...
IIRC mose CD's *were* gold plated.
A *very* little gold goes a very long way.
Patterning into rods on a *commercial* scale may be a bit harder.