Blu-ray Speeds Poised to Increase, Capacity Grow to 100GB
Oct 6, 2008
David Schloss, Product Editor
Sanyo just announced that they're developing a new laser for burners that can not only move write speed from 8x to 12x but could allow for writing on four-layers of a Blu-ray disc, which would provide quadruple the capacity of today's 25GB devices.
100GB discs at significantly faster speed? Now we're talking. Even if the new 12x compatible quadruple-layer disc are obscenely priced, they'll still come in lower than a 100GB drive. It's going to make for a compelling backup and client-distribution tool.
The company is hoping to get the burners into the hands of consumers sometime in the next year or so, which is good for photographers, and good for the format that's been struggling even as it enjoys its victory dance.
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