256GB Blu-Ray Disc Created By Pioneer, 512GB In Development



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Pioneer have been hard at work developing a new media based on the current Blu-ray standard. This new format is still effectively a Blu-ray, but has a staggering 256GB of unformatted capacity at its disposal. This is achieved by staggering eight layers, doubt the number of layers used in the Blu-ray XL format, which can only support 100GB at maximum capacity.

256GB is very impressive for the Blu-ray standard, but Pioneer say they’ve already made progress towards a 512GB edition. Both of these new formats, if they make it to market, would prove incredibly useful as backup discs, giving us a quick way to mirror devices such as SSD hard drives for a cheap and removable backup. They also have big implications for 4K video, given that currently the Blu-ray format doesn’t have the capacity to hold 4K video formats, at least not at the length of a feature film.

Sony and Panasonic have created 300GB discs of their own, but they required new hardware that wasn’t in keeping with the Blu-ray format. Pioneer’s disc will still require new drives, but because it sticks with the existing standard for Blu-ray, it will be much cheaper for optical drive makers to adopt, which would then be reflected in a more reasonable retail price.

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3 Responses to “256GB Blu-Ray Disc Created By Pioneer, 512GB In Development”
  1. Wayne says:

    And to think I haven’t yet jumped on the Blu-Ray bandwagon we know today but I doubt I’m missing out on anything.

    • Ryan Airth says:

      Would owning a current gen console count as being on the Blu-Ray bandwagon, as all I own on Blu-Ray are games? If not, I’m in the same boat as you ^^, and pretty much feel the same way.

      • Wayne says:

        I’d say you qualify, you can still watch Blu-ray movies using your console, I do have a PS3 but it only gets used when my grandchildren come around and they use it to play games, not watch movies. As for me, I still use the venerable DVD drive in my PC.

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