A while ago, Etherfast presented the 300GB CDs. Among their disadvantages, I saw the enormous price (between $100 and $125 per CD, and $15,000 per unit), which makes the holographic CDs nothing but a dream, so far.
But today I found out about a Romanian inventor, who managed to create a CD which is capable of storing no less than 10,000GB, which is 10TB. Unfortunately, the CD is, although created, not produced on a large scale yet. Its developer, Eugen Pavel, has won many awards with it (worth mentioning are the Geneva exposition and the Eureka exposition in Bruxelles, where it has been acclaimed and where it has won gold medals), and he estimates that, at first, the CD will cost between $100 and $200, but when it will become available in large scales, the cost will probably drop to about $30 per CD. Its price is not high, considering the CDs and DVDs which exist today, and their prices.
So far, this technology has been brevetted in 21 countries (and counting), and the project is approaching its release. The only thing needed now is a serious investor.
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