400GB Blu-ray developed by Pioneer

400GB Blu-ray developed by Pioneer

Pioneer logoPioneer will introduce a sixteen-layer Blu-ray Disc capable of storing 400GB of data on July 13 at the International Symposium on Optical Memory and Optical Data Storage 2008 (ISOM/ODS2008). This holds eight times more data than the current dual-layer 50GB version currently in use on the majority of high-def movies, and double the space of Hitachi’s last eight-layer Blu-ray.

The disc is currently read-only, but Pioneer says it is backwards compatible with existing Blu-ray players on the market.

A new disc structure was developed to reduce crosstalk from adjoining layers, making it able to access all sixteen layers at full bandwidth. Each layer contains the standard 25GB currently available with Blu-ray Disc.

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Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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One Comment on “400GB Blu-ray developed by Pioneer”

  1. Okay, now Kojima needs to redo MGS4 since he said he had to condense and cut out stuff to make it fit even on a 50GB Blu-ray disc! Let’s get it done!

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