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The duo wants a 300 GB capacity disk by 2015

Sony and Panasonic have announced that they have signed a basic agreement that will see them jointly develop a new standard for professional-use optical discs. The objective of the two companies is to expand their business for long-term digital data storage by developing an optical disc with a capacity of at least 300 GB.
The two companies are directly targeting businesses that need archival storage including motion picture, broadcasting, and cloud service industries.

Optical discs are likely to remain a preferred long-term storage option because the discs are dust- and water-resistant. Another significant benefit of using optical discs is that they allow inter-generational compatibility between different formats -- that means older optical formats can be read on current generation optical drives.
Sony and Panasonic hope to make the 300GB optical disc available by 2015. 

Source: Sony

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RE: How cute
By aliasfox on 7/29/2013 9:15:05 AM , Rating: 2
Not sure optical discs are really designed to last that long either - I feel like I've read that the life expectancy of a pressed disc is ~50 yrs. I've had burned discs go bad in under a decade.

But I guess this is generally moot as long as someone creates a superceding medium before the old medium deteriorates - data can then be transfered to the new medium. Lather, rinse, repeat.

RE: How cute
By flyingpants1 on 7/29/2013 9:24:13 AM , Rating: 2
Burned discs are terrible. Almost anything besides Verbatim should not be trusted, ever.

RE: How cute
By Reclaimer77 on 7/29/2013 12:00:29 PM , Rating: 3
Taiyo Yuden FTW!

RE: How cute
By Samus on 7/29/2013 2:36:52 PM , Rating: 2
TY is very good media. The audio discs I burned in the mid90's are still perfect 20 years later, most of them having been through multiple binders stored in vehicles through hot Chicago summers and sub-zero Chicago winters.

RE: How cute
By Reclaimer77 on 7/30/2013 2:11:10 AM , Rating: 2
Hell yeah. I have about 500+ DVD's on TY and I haven't found a single one with any playback issues at all.

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