BDXL Blu-ray Storage Format has an Appetite for 128 Gigs

April 5, 2010, By Atul Roach

Optical storage has touched greater heights with the revelation of new versions of its optical disc storage by the Blu-ray Disc Association over the weekend. There is a new BDXL storage format which adds the option of third and fourth layers and can hence render as much as 128GB of storage on a burnable disc. In very basic terms, this implies, that your 50GB high-capacity Blu-ray storage disc has turned obsolete over the weekend.

The association believes that the 128GB Blu-ray storage disc is ideal for commercial industries with medical, broadcasting and other sectors where large amounts of image archiving is needed. The maximum storage capacity will now be 128GB however the re-writable discs will store a maximum of 100GB.

So much more capacity being compressed into a single disc is always good news but there is problem which needs to be addressed to with the advent of the BDXL format. The concern is that the existing Blu-ray players will not be good enough to play this new flagship optical disc and it will altogether require a new player with a more powerful laser. [via: Pocket-Lint]

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