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|By using "near-field" optical technology, the 100-gigabyte disc stores more than any other similar product in the world. The super-sized disc will be used at home to store large movie or music files, according to Tsai.|
|While I can understand everyone's stance on this announcement, I for one, am glad that the technology is being researched and that there is still healthy competition for high capacity optical media. This can only be mean good news to HDTV fans, as not even Hollywood can ignore the potential of these high capacity discs.|
|Originally posted by John Mason|
A stab at that quote, dsegelstein: MO is magneto-optic recording, which can be heating a disc material with a laser, altering its properties so that reflected light from a readout laser is changed. Such a recording can be erased optically. The flying head describes how your computer's hard drive works, magnetically, with the read/write head 'flying' very close (near) to the disc surface. Noticed there's tons of hits on this topic with a net search. -- John