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The Hyper CD-ROM is a tridimensional multilayer optical memory, a glass disk with storing capacity of over 10,000 Gigabytes (GB), which can be manufactured by using commercial equipment, informs Dntb web site. More precisely, the user can store on a disk with a 120 mm diameter and 10 mm thick more than 1 PB (1,000,000 GB).
The creator of such an amazing development is a Romanian citizen - Dr. Eugen Pavel - who graduated Physics at the Bucharest University, in 1976, was then awarded with the Romanian Academy Prize, in 1991, and 'Who's Who in the World', Marquis, 1997, and has over 40 scientific works published and presented at dedicates conferences. But what is again remarkable is the fact that Dr. Pavel has over 62 patents and patent applications.
The Hyper CD-ROM is, according to the definition given by the inventor, an "optic tridimensional multilevel memory" so it can store data in over 10,000 different levels inside a glass disk 10 mm high and 120 mm in diameter. "The most attractive aspect is that the support for storage (i.e. fluorescent photosensitive glass) is a very stable in time medium (information can be read during all the life of the glass - estimated to at least 5,000 years)," further writes Dntb.
The Hyper CD-ROM was showcased in Brussels EUREKA "48th World Exhibition of Innovation and New Technology", November 1999, and received several prizes such as the "Prix International de l'Organisation Mondiale de la Presse Periodique", the "Grand Prize of the "Kent Premium Lights Annual Awards for Innovation", 2000, organized by the Romanian Design Foundation.
At the time being, the Hyper CD-ROM technology is patented in 21 countries, including USA, Canada, Japan, Israel, but also other 17 European states.
Capacity: 10TB with extension to 100TB
Average data-transfer rate: 3Mb/s
Dimensions of CD-ROM-Drive: 80x150x300mm
Dimensions of CD-ROM: 10x?m
Thermic resistance: up to 550 deg. Celsius
Very high fiability
Stability in time (estimated to at least 5,000 years)