Hitachi/Maxell's Ultra-thin DVDs

Measuring just 0.092 mm, these new DVDs feature Stacked Volumetric Optical Disc (SVOD) technology — consisting of "100 ultra-thin optical discs loaded into a 6.5-cm (2.5-inch) thick cartridge" — and are capable of storing 9.4GB of data when laminated on both sides. A stack of 100 will be priced at under $325. The company claims […]

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Measuring just 0.092 mm, these new DVDs feature Stacked Volumetric Optical Disc (SVOD) technology — consisting of "100 ultra-thin optical discs loaded into a 6.5-cm (2.5-inch) thick cartridge" — and are capable of storing 9.4GB of data when laminated on both sides. A stack of 100 will be priced at under $325.

The company claims that next-generation blue laser technology could boost cartridge capacity to 5 terabytes (50 GB for each double-sided disc).

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