Pioneer reveals 400GB Blu-ray disc

By on July 7, 2008, 10:49 AM
A standard Blu-Ray disc might have enough storage space for a high-definition movie, but Pioneer is taking optical storage capacity to the next level by announcing “the world’s first” 16-layer disc capable of holding a massive 400GB of data.

Interestingly, the new discs are similar to Blu-ray disc technology (each of its layers have the same 25GB capacity) and slight changes to the hardware on a Blu-ray drive would allow the new Pioneer discs to be used on one. The disc developed so far is only read-only, and no mention has been made of writable 16-layer discs yet. Little else is known about these discs, though more information is expected at the Symposium on Optical Memory and Optical Data Storage 2008, which is being held on the 13 July in Hawaii.




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black_adder said:
Hard drive backup taken to a whole new level. Nice
eafshar said:
holy crap thats more than my external harddive.. that is sick.. the would obviously be really expensive
nirkon said:
Any idea how much money this thing's gonna cost?
Julio said:
Speed/performance is likely going to be the bigger limitation for this kind of optical media initiative.
captaincranky said:
Am I the only person who thinks that as the amount of information on the disc increases, so do the potential negative effects of dust, dirt, and scratches?
Deathstar17 said:
[b]Originally posted by captaincranky:[/b][quote]Am I the only person who thinks that as the amount of information on the disc increases, so do the potential negative effects of dust, dirt, and scratches?[/quote]You are right, you would almost have to back up all your stuff on 2 different discs because if you lose one all your stuff is gone...
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