Large Blu-Ray Capacity Discs Coming From Pioneer

gebraset - December 4, 2008 07:54PM in Storage / Hard Drives

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.