This May, Prodisc unveiled their 4.9GB DVD-R discs at Computex. DigiTimes has now reported that they will start production later this quarter.
Prodisc Technology has developed 8x DVD-R discs with a storage capacity of 4.9GB, 200MB larger than standard 4.7GB discs, the company pointed out. The extra 200MB capacity is generated through reducing the track pitch and thereby fitting longer tracks onto the disc, the company explained.
Volume production of 4.9GB 8x DVD-R discs will kick off later this quarter, Prodisc noted.
Currently, 15 optical disc drive (ODD) makers offer burners that support the 4.9GB DVD-R discs, with LG Electronics, NEC, Pioneer, Ricoh, Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, TEAC as well as Taiwanâ€™s BenQ and Lite-On IT being among the makers, Prodisc added.
No word on pricing yet. As with any specialized media, you’ll probably pay a premium for it.
Source: CDRLabs & DigiTimes
Which drives can overburn these discs??
They mention NEC, Pioneer, LG, Lite-On, Toshiba etc but in every review I’ve read no burner can overburn?
Is it possible but not activated through firmware or something like that?
Although you probably won’t need the extra 200Mb it’s always nice if you have the space available.