Imation Produces First 6x Blank Blu-ray Discs

Nemo - September 17, 2008 06:13PM in Optical Drives

Imation Corp. announced it has developed the first 6x blank double layer Blu-ray media. The new discs are capable transfer speeds of 216Mbit/sec. These discs will be marketed under its TDK brand and to customers wanted to archive data. The discs can write 25GB of data in 17 minutes which represents a 6 minute savings over previous 4x speeds. Like Blu-ray players though, the discs are still a little pricey with single layer discs retailing for $13.99 with dual layer versions coming in at $32.99.