Six companies, including Fuji Photo and CMC Magnentics, have formed a consortium to promote an HVD technology that will let consumers put 1TB of data onto a single optical disc.
The Holographic Versatile Disc (HVD) Alliance said an HVD disc could hold as much data as 200 standard DVDs and transfer data at over 1Gb/s, or 40 times faster than a DVD.
HVD is a possible successor to technologies such as Blu-ray and HD DVD, CNET News reported. Single layer Blu-ray discs hold about 25GB of data while dual-layer discs hold 50GB. Ordinary DVD discs, meanwhile, hold about 4.7GB. HVD technology will be pitched at corporations and the entertainment market, the HVD Alliance said.