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Large Blu-Ray Capacity Discs Coming From Pioneer

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: 07:54PM

Blu-ray has taken over the market by storm as far as digital media content goes. The new format usually holds 25GB on a single-layer disc, while dual-layer disks can provide up to 50GB of data storage. Pioneer now is announcing that they have developed a new disc manufacturing technology that allows sixteen layers to be compacted onto a Blu-Ray disc. This total of sixteen layers gives the disc a total capacity of 400GB. Pioneer claims that the new discs will be able to be read in all current Blu-Ray readers, though they may require a firmware upgrade to adjust the pickup. The company is also stating that after the new discs start to come out into the market, burners that support the 400GB capacity will also follow.

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The Smith on December 6, 2008 08:51AM
This will take a heck of a long time to burn!!!
WhenKittensATK on December 7, 2008 04:16PM
"Pioneer says the development plans are to create these super read-only discs in 2008-2010, rewritable discs in 2010-2012, and 1 TB discs in 2013." I want to see Kojima's remake of MGS4 with one of these. See what he said he couldn't fit on 50GB.
WhenKittensATK on December 7, 2008 04:17PM
Because the graphics on MGS4 were not great when compared to PC games.

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