Submitted by proudly_X 537d ago | news

Sony And Panasonic Announce "Archival Disc," Next-Gen Optical Disc That Can Store 300 GB Of Data

ThatNaijaBlog - The Archival Disc is five times larger than the Blu-Ray disc and should store up to 1 TB of data in future (Archival Disc, Industry, Panasonic, PC hardware, Sony)

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TechImperia  +   537d ago
Discs have become obsolete now, people feel more comfortable in using their 1TB hard disks these days.
Erudito87  +   537d ago
Not really; hdds because of the way the are have many points of potential failure. If one thing inside the hdd fails it can be impossible to retrieve your stuff. Having a large disc like this especially if its rewritable is going to be great.
TechImperia  +   537d ago
yeah you explained it right, but i was talking in layman's terms that it is gonna be hard for people to switch back to discs even if they provides 1TB of storage in the future. they just wouldn't find it very comfortable to switch, though its very debatable that discs are more secure than a HDD or not since a disc can develop scratches very easily which would just render it unusable , also not completely denying possibilities of a possible HDD Component failure too.
Erudito87  +   537d ago
blu rays are all coated with a very tough scratch proof layer.
badz149  +   536d ago

if you have ever own a BD movie or BD PS3 game, you would know that the data side has protective layer and it would need a real effort to dent a scratch on it. slide it on the table, on the floor or whatever, it's really nothing fragile like a DVD.

it's just that the problem of using optical medium is the hassle needed to write things on it. it has never been as simple as HDD or SSD where R/RW can be done at will. on disc, you need to rewrite the whole thing over again and it takes a longer time the larger the disc size is.
yezz  +   536d ago

Exactly. I've had my ps3 since 2007 and to this day I haven't faced a single scratch on the discs. So unless you rub them against sandpaper for fun you're not going to get scratchy discs...
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proudly_X  +   537d ago
If the price is relatively at a sweet spot, I think more people will prefer it to a standard HDD. Not excluding the fact that it is dust and water resistance,
Speed-Racer  +   536d ago
Facebook is using Bluray (I believe) to "cold" store less accessed data. These are really good. I wouldn't mind owning a few myself to store my music and what not.
2pacalypsenow  +   536d ago
lol I will take a Blu ray movie over some shitty low bitrate Digital movie any day of the week
TechImperia  +   536d ago
I am amazed to see these many people are in support of the bluray discs. ok, i would prefer them for movies too but for data storage, seriously? if i start to use these bluray discs for storing my data then i am afraid about the tons of hours that would be wasted in writing these discs since i have to move data very frequently or if these discs can be written at 25MB/sec then its another story for another day. though, only time will tell if these might be actually successful.
Dasteru  +   536d ago
A 16x Blu-ray burner has a write speed of 72MB/s
mushroomwig  +   536d ago
By that logic hard disks are also obsolete because of solid state drives, clearly it isn't the case.
yezz  +   536d ago
Said no one ever.
Spiewie  +   537d ago
Sounds promising.
ZoyosJD  +   536d ago
Only if the price is right. Right now they are stating professional oriented only.

We need something, as neither the internet or HDDs are an efficient way to sell 4k movies and such.
MajorGecko  +   537d ago
i had data stored on rewritable dvd's for 5-6 years and i threw one into my pc last month and it was blank. I hope these blu ray doesnt do this aswell.
Dasteru  +   536d ago
That is a common mistake people make. DVD-RWs are not designed for long term storage, they are primarily for data transfers and typically only last 1-2 years.

The best disks for long term storage are DVD+Rs, preferably ones marked as "Archival grade" if you can afford them.
ajax17  +   536d ago
Whatever happened to Holographic Versatile Discs?
Chevalier  +   536d ago
Problem with Holographic versatile disc if I recall was that the way all data is stored is not the same which would require the data to be converted before storage. That takes a lot of time, especially if your talking about the complete servers of a company which is one sector they would target to sell the product.
Gadgetgyaan  +   536d ago
300GB Storage is good but the price will decide its future.
Sgt_Slaughter  +   536d ago
If they are anything like the high capacity SD cards, then it'll be a lot of dough for 'em.
1nsomniac  +   536d ago
Have they managed to commercially fill 300GB Blu-Rays yet? - If I'm right that Blu-Ray's can already store upto 300GB? well 268gb or whatever it was.

Bit premature but forward thinking is always a good thing.
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con4g23  +   536d ago
seems like a part of ps5 has been revealed
but this disc alone and player/reader will cost a lot ofcourse
Agent_hitman  +   536d ago
This is one of the reasons why the future of "Digital distribution only" is bullsh!t. Consumers still wants a physical disc for future use; and to feel that you bought a legitimate copy because you're keeping a copy stored on a disc. Whereas on digital only, if your account gets hacked then you're finished. You have to contact the admin or CSR to file a complaint and retrieve your account or get another one...

For the console fans who wants a Disc drive-less future consoles?, it would be impossible, cause until now internet speed of various ISP not only here in ASIA but also in US is still unacceptable for many..
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Emme  +   536d ago
SSD, 230Mb/sec. This disc stuff is getting redundant with the cloud and all. I also started getting more games digitally simply because storage space for the physical boxes is getting tighter here at home.
plmkoh  +   536d ago
I think many people miss the point of these discs. There are thousands of companies whether in the music industry, business etc that will not accept your work on a Hard disk/USB flash. And there are a myriad of reason why, but the fact that many optical discs are 'single' use is the sole reason they will never be obsolete.
steve30x  +   536d ago
What happened to Red Ray disks?
Dasteru  +   535d ago
They are called CDs and DVDs.
steve30x  +   534d ago
No Red Ray was supposed to be the next upgrade from BlueRay that held 100GB
Dasteru  +   534d ago
Not sure who told you that but they were messing with you. Multi layer Blu-rays with 100GB+ capacitys already exist, and Blu-ray has a theoretical limit of 300GB. The reason Blu-ray is called Blu-ray is because it utilizes a blue laser diode to read the disks. CDs and DVDs both use red diodes.
Kennytaur  +   536d ago
I wonder when and if they'll make it to consumers. There are high end blurays that can store 128GB, so since the majority is still at 25GB it seems far away. No point im changing tech until we've maximised it, and I'm guessing this stuff will be too expensive for consumer-level purchase for a few years.

Sounds like it's more aimed towards storage rather than media at the moment.

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