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Old 06-21-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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That would get DVD storage back in the game, curious as to how long it would take to write a PB of data though.

New optical laser can increase DVD storage up to one petabyte | ExtremeTech
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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Man I still remember my very first computer--a 3.2 GB NEC. That was a massive hard drive at the time
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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I don't see the point as I don't see a future for optical media.

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Man I still remember my very first computer--a 3.2 GB NEC. That was a massive hard drive at the time
Huh... my first computer was Commodore 64, the 64 was becsue it 64KB of RAM. You could get the optional tape drive or 5 1/4 floppy drive. Think that held like 150KB?
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Huh... my first computer was Commodore 64, the 64 was becsue it 64KB of RAM. You could get the optional tape drive or 5 1/4 floppy drive. Think that held like 150KB?
My first computer was an Aquarius. My parents bought it for me instead of the C64 I wanted. It had 2k of RAM and a cassette drive. I discovered very quickly just how useless it was.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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meh. One scratch and you could take out enough data for the Cleveland phone directory. Anything like that would have to go back to incorporating a cassette for protection.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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meh. One scratch and you could take out enough data for the Cleveland phone directory. Anything like that would have to go back to incorporating a cassette for protection.
For a petabyte scale on media of a single standard DVD size, the manufacturers will be able to afford Gorilla glass or Corning glass for that matter to protect the byties and bitties. And still sell the units like there is no tomorrow..
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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Huh... my first computer was Commodore 64, the 64 was becsue it 64KB of RAM.
My first mainframe sitting in a dedicated AC'ed vault had roughly 64K of "main memory" aka RAM. There were no "bytes" then, we counted memory in 48-bit "words".

In related news, some day in the past, dinos roamed the Earth...
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