Gargantuan 1.6 petabyte CD being developed


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4 Jun 2021
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Looks like the compact disc could be making a comeback as an archival medium, with a gargantuan 1.6 petabyte capacity. I'd love to put one of these CDs into a regular CD player and see how it chokes on it lol.

So, how big is a petabyte? A million gigabytes, or a thousand terabytes. For comparison, today's hard drives top out at around 24TB. In other words, 1.6PB is really, really, big.

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