Verbatim Ships BD-RE DL Discs For Avid Archiving Types

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News Posted: Sun, Mar 6 2011 7:58 PM
If you're the type that archives everything, heads-up. And if you're the type that archives everything, only to want to re-write it days later, double heads-up. In reality, we see limited use for re-writeable discs that cost an arm and a leg, but Verbatim is pushing ahead with these units anyway. The company has just started to ship Blu-ray re-writable double-layer discs, which are shortened to BD-RE DL discs.

According to the company, these can be re-written around 1,000 times, and they support 1080p media clips and multiple audio formats. Designed specifically for high definition video and audio data, these double-layer discs can support storage capacities of up to 50GB – twice that of a single-layer disc. Plus, Verbatim treats these discs with its own proprietary HardCoat technology to protect against scratches, fingerprints and dust build-up, reducing playback and recording errors.

They're available now in a 2x jewel pack, but pricing isn't available yet; we're guessing it's far more than you want to pay.


Verbatim® Now Shipping Blu-ray Re-Writable Double Layer
(BD-RE DL) Discs Nationwide

Re-writable Blu-ray discs offer flexibility to add or overwrite high-capacity video, music and data files – doubling the storage capacity (up to 50GB) of standard BD-RE discs

Charlotte, NC, March 1, 2011 – Verbatim, an industry pioneer  and the world’s number one brand leader in CD, DVD, and Blu-ray media, is now shipping its Blu-ray Re-Writable Double Layer (BD-RE DL) discs nationwide.

Compatible with standard Blu-ray players and recorders from leading manufactuers, these BD-RE DL discs are re-writable up to 1,000 times and can support up to 1080p resolution videos and multiple audio formats.

Designed specifically for high definition video and audio data, these double-layer discs can support storage capacities of up to 50GB – twice that of a single-layer disc. Plus, Verbatim treats these discs with its own proprietary HardCoat™ technology to protect against scratches, fingerprints and dust build-up, reducing playback and recording errors.
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coolice replied on Sun, Mar 6 2011 9:57 PM

Up to a 1000 times? really? i doubt it.

I've always put my faith in verbatim dual layer disks...when buring videos in excess of 4.7 gbs (school projects and what not) Hell, even a few backups here and there....but a 1000 times rewrite? i dont think so.

If a 25 pack of dvd dl's a couple of years cost me like $60 (and they still sell for around the same price).... i'm sure that these BD's probably cost a lot more. Its cheaper to buy a hdd imo. 2tb hard drives can now be found for as little as $80 if not lower.

2000gb's / 50gb/disk = 40 bluray discs.

I'm pretty sure 40 BD's will cost more than $80

I think physical disks are meh.... if anything we should start selling everything on flash based devices. For example, buying a dvd (gets scratched, degrades over time etc) they should sell it on like secure sd cards or some other flash memory based device.

Just my humble two cents.

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