Blu-ray Steven Kippel on 04 Oct 2007

Hitachi readies 100GB Blu-ray Disc

Hitachi readies 100GB Blu-ray Disc

Since January 2006, Hitachi has been touting a 100GB four-layer Blu-ray Disc and the eight-layer 200GB version as well. There was a measure of ambiguity concerning what drives would be able to read the extra layers, and the assumption was only BD-ROM PC drives would work. Well, that’s simply not the case.

Hitachi is just finishing the 100GB specification claiming a firmware update to any current player will read the new disc. There is one last hurdle to conquer, and that is confirming a stable signal quality.

Hitachi logo

Hitachi is also getting their 200GB disc ready, and I imagine that will come shortly after the four-layer is on the market.

A question to the readers: Who feels optical media is a viable format for storage over 100GB?

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