- Jun 26, 2007
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The clever types at the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials at Tohoku University in Japan changed the shape of the pits on the surface of a disk to enable each one to hold more data.
Gimme a V…
Apparently, pits shaped like a 'V' instead of normal flat ones allow room for nine times more binary digits, resulting in a DVD that can hold 42GB of information.
That's all very well, but the obvious question has to be asked - why? The disks won't work in any current machines, nor is any manufacturer likely to invest in one, now that Blu-ray and its 50GB disks are upon us.