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.

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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?

About Steven Kippel

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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