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Are Blu-ray Discs blossoming up in size? That's the latest word on the street! We have heard of BD discs getting theoretical boosts in laboratories, but it's still a 50GB maximum when it comes time to find one in the store. But now, a report from Japan stated that Panasonic is planning to release a 100GB rewritable Blu-ray Disc that's actually compatible with the existing BD-rewritable format that already exists. The trick is that the disc will be a single-sided three-lay disc, rather than dual-layer. Throwing a whole extra layer in definitely enables much more space to be addressed. Panasonic... Read more...
Remember BDXL? That's the format that the Blu-ray Disc Association was trumpeting during this year's Computex trade show, though 3D Blu-ray seems to have stolen the spotlight since. We doubt that it'll remain that way for too long, though. With multi-media swelling larger and 1080p content become more pervasive, there's a growing need for more storage. Changing formats entirely is usually too much of a system shock for consumers, so the BDA is trying to squeeze more onto less, so to speak. BDXL is a multi-layer recordable Blu-ray format with up to 128GB of capacity, and while it's not on the market... Read more...
Thanks to high definition video, pictures, and other digital files, we need increased amounts of storage. Soon, the storage capacity of Blu-ray discs could double. In fact, companies such as Sharp, TDK, and Verbatim are already making plans to launch new discs that can store up to 100GB of data. According to a statement, Sharp will start selling a Blu-ray disc with a capacity of 100GB in Japan starting today. The VR-100BR1 disc conforms to the BDXL format specification announced in April by the Blu-ray Disc Association. Last week, TDK made plans to start selling 100GB Blu-ray discs in September.... Read more...
We've sure come a long way since the days of 1.44MB floppy disks and the like. Beginning July 30, 2010, Sharp will beginning selling its VR-100BR1 triple-layer Blu-ray disc media, a write-once disc capable of storing up to 100GB of data. "This disc media product conforms to the new BDXL format specification that extends the storage capacity of Blu-ray discs to 100GB, twice the 50GB storage capacity of existing dual-layer discs," Sharp said. "This new format enables recording approximately 12 hours of terrestrial digital TV broadcasts or approximately 8.6 hours of BS digital TV broadcasts." This... Read more...
It's true: Blu-ray is outgrowing itself, but thankfully, there's room for expansion on the current format. There have been rumors for years that larger optical discs were on the horizon, and even hints that Blu-ray itself may grow. But now it's official, and those who always assumed that a single 50GB dual-layer disc would one day be too small no longer have anything to worry about. Until 128GB per discs seems too small, we guess. The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) recently announced the finalization and release of the specifications for BDXL, the new multi-layer recordable Blu-ray Disc format... Read more...
When it comes to storage and media, "big enough" never really is. With the amount of 1TB and 2TB hard drives on the market today, it's easy to see that the demand for massive amounts of storage isn't fading soon, and even on the optical media side, there's an unyielding desire to cram more and more data onto the discs that we've used for years. Remember the early HD DVD vs. Blu-ray wars? One of the major fighting points was storage capacity, and Blu-ray had a huge advantage by being able to store 50GB on a dual-layer disc compared to HD DVD's maximum of 30GB. But just a few years after release,... Read more...