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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 therealnickdanger on 7/29/2013 9:42:29 AM , Rating: 4
Disc rot (disc rust) has been a rather common occurrence in the short life span of Blu-ray. While it hasn't happened to me yet in my medium-sized collection of ~400 BDs (including TV shows), it is a well documented problem that has existed in LaserDisc, CD, and DVDs. Any physical media is subject to oxidation, humidity, heat, and time, not to mention physical distress.

Currently all my media is backed up digitally on my media server (~24TB). Rather, the discs are my backups to the digital files.

I don't think physical media will die out for a while, yet. While I'd like to see digital distribution proliferate, the MPAA needs to get over its DRM fad. Today I can buy lossy MP3s or lossless FLAC music from multiple sources online that I can copy and move to as many devices as I see fit. As such, I haven't bought a physical music CD in years. Movies/TV need to get there before I abandon physical media.


RE: How cute
By dgingerich on 7/29/2013 11:12:44 AM , Rating: 3
I have three three shelf book cases of DVDs, and unfortunately I have run into this "disc rust" or "disc rot" you're talking about. I have had several of my DVDs become unusable for seemingly no reason. they have no scratches, do defects noticeable in the reflector layer, yet will not play in any DVD player. (My whole second season of B5 went that way, Plus three Star Trek movies, Star Wars episode iv, Bulletproof Monk, Mythbusters' greatest hits, and many more.) All of them "protected" by copy protection so I couldn't back them up. Although I miss them, and they were all discovered just when I was getting the nostalgia to watch them, I'm not going to go out and buy them again. I'm fairly certain the media companies are doing something to these discs to make them fail in a short time, and they'll be doing the same thing to BluRays as well, and to any new format they come up with. Well, I'm not sending them any more money. I haven't bought a DVD or BluRay in the last three years, and I won't, because they're playing with us. They want to reap as much undeserved money from us as they can. I'm not going to play their game anymore, and I advise you don't either.


RE: How cute
By therealnickdanger on 7/29/2013 12:05:50 PM , Rating: 2
There's no conspiracy. Media companies struggle to preserve their own content. Original film negatives are stored in underground, bomb-proof vaults while digital elements are duplicated across multiple global digital archives. You and I can't afford the level of protection that they use. Even their attempts at preservation are often futile. Multiple fires have destroyed many archives of film over the decades for most studios.

There's no guaranteed archive.


RE: How cute
By ammaross on 7/29/2013 1:07:45 PM , Rating: 2
"There's no guaranteed archive."

No, but the simple act of running a RaidZ-2 on a FreeNAS box at your house, and one at a trusted friend/family and copying stuff from primary to secondary every now and again will certainly help the lay person. Then again, so would a less-costly distributed external hard-drive option (if you're not like the 24TB archiver who posted above).


RE: How cute
By therealnickdanger on 7/29/2013 4:10:17 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
No, but the simple act of running a RaidZ-2 on a FreeNAS box at your house, and one at a trusted friend/family and copying stuff from primary to secondary every now and again will certainly help the lay person . Then again, so would a less-costly distributed external hard-drive option (if you're not like the 24TB archiver who posted above).


I'd like to see a lay-person understand anything you just typed. ;-)


RE: How cute
By bug77 on 7/30/2013 7:41:42 AM , Rating: 2
"simple act" is pretty obvious :P


RE: How cute
By Reclaimer77 on 7/29/2013 12:14:46 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
My whole second season of B5 went that way


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Man I feel your pain...


RE: How cute
By dgingerich on 7/30/2013 1:42:15 PM , Rating: 2
Is that sarcasm?


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