Sony develops 25GB paper disc

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  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Sony is working on a paper Blu-ray disc that will hold 25GB of data, as Sanyo looks to develop a rewriteable version of its corn-based CD, which went on sale recently[​IMG]
    Sony and Toppan Printing are making a new mark on Blu-ray disc technology. The two companies have been working for about a year on printing data onto Blu-ray discs made mostly of paper. The companies are aiming to produce lower-cost discs and expand the use of the technology.

    [​IMG] ... [​IMG][​IMG]Sony and Toppan announced the 25GB discs Thursday and said more details will be revealed at the Optical Data Storage conference this weekend in Monterey, California. The discs will be able to store more than two hours of high-definition video. Representatives from both companies were not available to comment on their plans.

    The Blu-ray Disc format uses blue laser light and is considered a successor to today's red-laser DVD drives. Blu-ray discs can store more than five times the capacity of current DVDs.

    Blu-ray disc drives are just starting to hit the market. Sony introduced a Blu-ray drive in Japan last year.

    News Source: ZDNet UK
     
  2. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    Amazing stuff, is there a link we can follow?
     
  3. ming

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    Only the link to the news page.
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    looks interesting

    I'm waiting for someone to come up with the a method to store layers on a single area of the hardrive

    you've read that no matter that even with a few overwirtes, information is still retrievable...this technology can be used to really increase a discs capacity
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Great stuff! [​IMG]
     
  6. ~bk

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    Nice!
     
  7. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    yeah i heard about it on Tech Live...well it was on there scroll bar at the botton yesterday but yeah...
     
  8. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    looks good, but what speeds does it go at?
     
  9. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i heard blue-laser drives or w/e are being sold atleast for like 1000 dollars or something.
     
  10. Tweak

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    Better Movies And Porn!!! Wohoo!!!!