DataDisc: 11 hours of music on room of a 5, -piece
If the industry giants BMG, EMI and Universal have their way, music will in future be stored and published on so-called “data discs”. These data carriers are the size of a 5-DM piece and store 250 Mbytes on each side. Accordingly, there will be single-sided and double-sided data discs.
These small storage miracles hold up to 11 hours of music in almost CD-like quality. The first albums should be available on data discs as early as the fourth quarter. DataPlay's technology not only allows you to store music, but also videos, interviews and photos can be stored on the media. DataPlay has not only planned to be used in the music industry: contracts have already been signed with electronics companies, including Toshiba and Samsung. They plan to produce digital cameras, players, recorders, PC peripherals and PDAs that will use the DataDisc as a storage medium by the end of this year.