With the new technology, 500 TB of data can be stored on a glass plate. That's more than 20.000 Blu-ray discs
Optica has been developing a new one 5D recording technology announced, with which up to 500 TB of data can be stored on a glass platter the size of a CD. However, we will have to wait a long time for its introduction to general use.
The new 5D recording technology is based on a solution that "burns" data onto the data carrier in a completely new way. Each file is recorded on three layers of very small points, and the name of this solution is no coincidence - each point has its own size, orientation, and position in the three traditional dimensions, and they are all different.
The recording takes place with Femtosecond lasers (femtosecond - 0,000,000,000,000,001 seconds)This effect is enhanced by the use of special light to generate so-called near-field enhancement.
The technology invented by Optica is intended to enable large amounts of data can be stored in a relatively short time - up to 500 TB of files can be stored on a glass plate the size of a CD. However, it is not yet known when (or whether) 5D imaging will be used in practice.