300GB optical Disc from Sony and Panasonic named "Archival Disc" details
Currently the maximum optical disk with storage is the Blu-Ray dual-layers with up to 50GB, the new disk is water dust resistance, the companies report that they also aim to maximize the storage capabilities up to 1TB in the future using multiple recording technologies in one, more technical details about the disk technology can be found over here, what's clear is that the 300GB disk will be available in summer 2015.
A road-map of the Archival Disc future:
Optical discs have excellent properties to protect themselves against the environment, such as dust-resistance and water-resistance, and can also withstand changes in temperature and humidity when stored. They also allow inter-generational compatibility between different formats, ensuring that data can continue to be read even as formats evolve. This makes them robust media for long-term storage of content. Recognizing that optical discs will need to accommodate much larger volumes of storage going forward, particularly given the anticipated future growth in the archive market, Sony and Panasonic have been engaged in the joint development of a standard for professional-use next-generation optical discs.
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300GB optical Disc from Sony and Panasonic named "Archival Disc" details Reviewed by Maherr Live on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Rating: