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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blu-Ray Discs expand to 128GB

BluRay logo rev Blu Ray Discs expand to 128GB

Blu-Ray Disk Association unleashed new BDXL™ (High Capacity Recordable and Rewritable discs) and IH-BD (Intra-Hybrid discs) in Los Angeles on April 3rd (Indian Time : 4th April 2010, 1PM).

BDXL™ will provide storage capacity up to 128GB for write-once and 100GB for re-writable disks. This Capacity was achieved by incorporating three to four recordable layers. These discs are mainly aimed for commercial segments such as broadcasting, medical, document imaging enterprises and other companies with significant Archiving needs.

The Intra-Hybrid Blu-ray Disc (IH-BD) incorporates single BD-ROM Layer with a single BD-RE Layer so as to enable the user to view, but not overwrite, critical published data along with flexibility to include relevant personal data on the same physical disc. These discs will be useful for consumer specific applications where there is a need for combining published content with related user data. Both the ROM and the RE layers on these discs will provide capacity of 25GB.

Both these disc are targeted for specific market segments. They will also need new hardware (a firmware upgrade wouldn’t also work) since they go up to three or four layers deep thus will likely need a more powerful laser.

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