Introduced by Constellation 3D Inc. (C3D), Fluorescent Multi-Layer Disc holds up to 140 GB of data. This is currently 215 times greater than a CD-ROM (.65 GB) and 23 times greater than a DVD-ROM (6 GB).
FMD-ROM discs contain fluorescent materials embedded in the pits and grooves of all 10+ layers. When in contact with a laser, the fluorescent materials are stimulated to produce coherent and incoherent light; data is stored in the incoherent light.
Because the technology isn't based on reflection, multiple layers are read at the same time.
With minor re-tooling, FMD-ROM discs are compatible with existing CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives. Likewise, FMD-ROM drives are backward compatible, accepting CDs and DVDs.
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
Webopedia's student apps roundup will help you to better organize your class schedule and stay on top of assignments and homework. Read More »List of Free Shorten URL Services
A URL shortener is a way to make a long Web address shorter. Try this list of free services. Read More »Top 10 Tech Terms of 2015
The most popular Webopedia definitions of 2015. Read More »
The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »Computer Architecture Study Guide
Webopedia's computer architecture study guide is an introduction to system design basics. It describes parts of a computer system and their... Read More »What Are Network Topologies?
Network Topology refers to layout of a network. How different nodes in a network are connected to each other and how they communicate is... Read More »