[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/10/TkJlea.jpg[/newsimage]Earlier this year, the Blu-ray Disc Association finalized the BDXL specification that allowed manufacturers to begin producing and selling discs with capacities of up to 128GB. Now, LG-Hitachi Data Storage has found a way to combine multiple BDXL discs to create a 1TB data backup cartridge which are used in a prototype archive system. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/hitatchi-lg-unveils-1tb-blu-ray-cartridge-prototype-35259/](http://www.myce.com/news/hitatchi-lg-unveils-1tb-blu-ray-cartridge-prototype-35259/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
IMO, this would probably only serve the high-end market as the technology would be crazy expensive $300+ for such a drive, then the price of extra cartridges (assuming it comes with ONE initially),
Then the technology which is CUTTING EDGE even for blue ray would have to PROVE ITSELF as a LONG-TERM OPTICAL STORAGE SOLUTION superior to what’s already available in the market including hard drive arrays and DATA TAPE DRIVES which have equal or greater capacities.
Then, there’s the old saying that innovation will eventually kill this concept so it could at maximum have a 5 year window of establishment assuming any consumers want the devices. Adoption of blue ray has been very slow due to the high upfront costs which are finally subsiding.