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TDK 25GB Blu-ray Media Rated at 6x - Image courtesy PC Watch

TDK 100GB Media - Image courtesy PC Watch
TDK takes Blu-ray to 3 times the current media speed

With the bulk of Blu-ray writers launching at 2x write speeds, a higher speed media seems a little premature. However, TDK brought Blu-ray media rated at 6x to the 8th Annual Data Storage Expo in Japan and expects to launch media rated at 4x before the end of 2006.

The 6x media is a single layer 25GB Blu-ray disc which probably won't reap benefits until 6x drives come out. We are guessing we won't see 6x drives until at least later this year or early 2007 given the launch trends of previous optical standards.

TDK was also showing off 100GB Blu-ray media which we reported on back in April. The 100GB media uses a 4-layer process which has spacer layers between. TDK's latest trend graph shows a maximum speed of 4x for 100GB media.

TDK did again hint at 200GB media on that same trend graph which also shows a 6x write speed. The 200GB media is an 8-layer media on a single side. We probably won't see that density for another year or two so we’ll have to be satisfied with the current 25GB/50GB capacities.



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RE: Wishful thinking I know but still....
By bpurkapi on 7/5/2006 3:53:48 PM , Rating: 2
The capacity of the disc is much greater than the capacity of game developers to fill it up...
Most games are 2-4gb, and next gen games are on dvd-9, so you will have to wait a couple more generations to see a 100gb game.
For all the pirates out there: 25gb hd movies are gonna be a pain in the a## to download, as are 9gb games, broadband aint so broad for the next generation of media and its huge data sizes.


RE: Wishful thinking I know but still....
By One43637 on 7/5/2006 4:06:00 PM , Rating: 2
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For all the pirates out there: 25gb hd movies are gonna be a pain in the a## to download, as are 9gb games, broadband aint so broad for the next generation of media and its huge data sizes.


well Fios will do well to help with speeds... or whatever else they can come up with to move on from old copper.

straight from Verizon's website. there's a one year agreement on all these.

Up to 5 Mbps/2 Mbps FREE $34.95
Up to 15 Mbps/2 Mbps FREE $44.95
Up to 30 Mbps/5 Mbps FREE $179.95

http://www22.verizon.com/content/consumerfios/pack...


RE: Wishful thinking I know but still....
By InternetGeek on 7/5/2006 5:41:10 PM , Rating: 2
quote:

Up to 5 Mbps/2 Mbps FREE $34.95
Up to 15 Mbps/2 Mbps FREE $44.95
Up to 30 Mbps/5 Mbps FREE $179.95


There is something so wrong about that.




RE: Wishful thinking I know but still....
By One43637 on 7/5/2006 7:12:17 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
There is something so wrong about that.


wrong in what way? FIOS isn't available to a lot of people, that's the only thing that i can recall off the top of my head.


By tigz1218 on 7/6/2006 9:22:59 AM , Rating: 2
i think he is referring to the "Free" part that had me confused too, but once you click the link you see the free is for the installation.


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