TDK begins mass-production of 25 and 50GB Blu-Ray discs

By Justin Mann on December 13, 2005, 7:25 PM
TDK has begun mass producing some of the first raw Blu-Ray discs to see the light of day. Starting with 25GB and 50GB capacities, in both write-once and rewriteable form, the cartridge-less discs are the first 2X capable media of this type ever produced and are the finishing touch on a prototype demoed earlier this year. The 25GB capacity discs are single-layer, the 50GB are double-layer, and both are single-sided, bringing perhaps potential for much larger capacities in the near future. Don't expect to be buying these up in the store, as neither the devices nor the media themselves are commercially available as of yet, but release is coming ever closer. You can read the full press released here at TDK's website.

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mrprimo55 said:
I can't wait to see how much one of these discs is going to cost. If each blank dual layer DVD-RW costs about $2-5 (depending on quantity of course) then how much would a dual layer 50gb RW Blu-Ray disc cost? And all so you can right at 2X speed? I think I'll wait.
cyrax said:
Well, 2x isn't so bad when you think of how much data is being written. In any case multisessioning in these disks will be the thing to look out for. I remember how depressing it was when you couldn't multisession on cdrs.[Edited by cyrax on 2005-12-14 11:29:42]
sornypanafonic said:
im going to wait for at least 4x, but as of right now, i burn around so many dvdrs and it gets tiring of having to search thru book after book of dvds for 1, im sure many of you experience the same thing. 1 blu-ray - 60 divx movies, sounds good to me.
Eleventeen said:
Woah, 60 movies on 1 disk? I never thought of it that way. Technology these days is crazy.
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