UK boffins reckon they can cram 10,800GB of data on a PC card
And 245GB on a DVD style disk
New techniques for achieving high-density solid state storage are better than the inventors thought.
As reported last year on El Reg, researchers at Keele University discovered a "three-dimensional" memory system. This, they thought, would enable 2.3 TB of data to be crammed on to a PC card sized device.
However, the latest figures are in the region of 10.8 TB for a device of that size - more than four times the original value.
According to Mike Downey, head of Cavendish Management Resource, which is handling the commercial issues associated with the technology, the research also applies to DVD style storage media, "That figure has also been revised upwards: to 245GB on a single sided device," he said.
CMR said that it is involved in a frenzy of patent filing at the moment, so expect more news soon. ®