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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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Sony is involved...
By Concillian on 7/29/2013 2:22:13 PM , Rating: 2
So the optical disc format will surely be proprietary and expensive, and thus will fail miserably just like Betamax, Memorystick (and the micro version), Minidisc, etc...

Sony needs to learn that only open standards will survive long-term.

RE: Sony is involved...
By killerroach on 7/29/2013 6:56:20 PM , Rating: 2
Except minidisc actually had a pretty solid niche following for a long time (really only killed off by flash media), as did Betamax (which was a technically superior spec to VHS, but was limited by capacity).

Keep in mind that Sony was also one of the companies that developed the Blu-Ray spec, so I'm still not getting what you're trying to say apart from it being a poor attempt at trolling.

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