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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 …

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If it depends on gold as an ingredient

then the data being encoded is likely worth less than the disc.

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Cost too much

Gold - expensive, if the media is too expensive to use - use a different media.

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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.

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Always beleive in your soul etc.

I'm not sure they plan to make the discs out of solid gold.

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title, what title

"Neat nanoparticles could bring 10TB disks"

cause everything's better with nanoparticles...

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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.

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