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GE's Next-Gen 500GB Data Disc is a Huge Tech Breakthrough

By: Nika Kubiak - Published: Apr 29, 2009 • References: gereports
Every year we are witnessing multiple technological breakthroughs that make information so much more accessible. GE’s innovation in storing data has world-changing potential and in many ways guarantees a massive new wave of improvement to human lives.

Scientists at GE created storing data of 500GB onto a single DVD-sized disc! To make it more visual, that’s 500 CDs on one disc, or 4000 x more information than a human brain retains in life time! This innovation is in the laboratory phase.

“This is significant. Just imagine being able to put all this Information on a disc,” said Brian Lawrence, the manager of GE’s holographic project.

In the video above he explains how his team designed the system. Check it out.