500GB Blu-ray Disc now feasible

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#1

A 20-layer optical disc is now viable, following research by our team of engineers at Pioneer HQ, Tokyo. Each layer of the disc can store 25GB of information to provide a mammoth 500GB of storage

Link: http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/content/press/news/500GB_Bluray.html

:cool::cool:


#2

They need to get Blu-gay burners to burn faster. 500 gigs would take days to burn?


#3

[QUOTE=Bob;2105391]They need to get Blu-gay burners to burn faster. 500 gigs would take days to burn?[/QUOTE]

Not to mention the cost of the media and burner itself…would be a arm and leg…wow…Also who would make the standard for format on that as well…Plus it needs to be field test as well to really give it world test and performance. Control lab experiments won’t really a picture of the working innerads of the media and units.


#4

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2105423]Not to mention the cost of the media and burner itself…would be a arm and leg…wow…Also who would make the standard for format on that as well…Plus it needs to be field test as well to really give it world test and performance. Control lab experiments won’t really a picture of the working innerads of the media and units.[/QUOTE]
Would a 1000GB portable HDD be cheaper, faster & reusable compared to a 500GB BDrom disc?


#5

[QUOTE=debro;2105808]Would a 1000GB portable HDD be cheaper, faster & reusable compared to a 500GB BDrom disc?[/QUOTE]

So true but each has good and bad points in storage and transportability. One is sealed and one isn’t but there is more…so it’s a give and take…I can see the 500G BD would be more useful then then HDD…HDD can fail overtime being used to much and BD can break if inproperly taken care of…


#6

I’m astounded you mention that … when DVDR/RW fail so quickly, scratches, drops,exposure to sunlight and generally have so many problems for many users and devices … yet HDD’s just work, and continue to work for many years, and are generally faster …

Will BDR/RW really be that much different? Ritek just ramped up production … there goes the neighbourhood :stuck_out_tongue: