100 Terabit transfer speeds in our future

By Justin Mann on October 28, 2005, 7:44 PM
More record-breaking news for the day, Japanese firm Kansai Electric has broken ground on optical data transfer. Using Fibre-Optic cabling on steel towers they were able to achieve a transfer speed (no word on how long it was sustained) of 1 Terabit per second, enough to transfer a full length movie in less than a single second. Of course this is bleeding edge technology and will not likely see the light of day for some time, though the company remains optimistic and says it is possible to see actual applications of this technology being put into use within 5 years. Imagine a full length DVD been written in a matter of seconds.

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DragonMaster said:
A CD has problems handling 52x, I don't think that 5 second DVDRW will ever exist.1TB is not useful, HDDs can't even do 300MB. For networks with lots of traffic, it then turns useful. A single wire for a whole building!
fiziks said:
uh one word... beautifulthey were talking about over a network i think... somebody would need to create a faster smart card with a lot of storage space... it's insane to imagine how fast a dvd would have to spin recording at 1 tb
fiziks said:
at least in the original article there's no mention of any recordable media being used at this speed
mrprimo55 said:
recordable media or not. no drive of any sort can handle data transfers of that speed so you would have to have 1 tb of memory, which is ridiculous.
fiziks said:
no not neccesarily... you need memory with a speed of 1 tb... correct???
spike said:
When the storage medium of HDD's becomes flash memory, this would come into it's own.
Duckworth13 said:
Things just got silly!
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