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#34518 - 05/20/05 03:37 PM TDK touts 100GB recordable Blu-ray Disc  
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There's an Onion article we rather liked a while back that neatly lampooned the shaver business, in which Gilette, frustrated by Wilkinson Sword's move to three-blade razors, promptly shouts: "F**k 'em - we're going to five blades."

A similar war - real this time - appears to be breaking out between HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) proponents. Desperate to get HD DVD's capacity up to something closer to its rival's, Toshiba last week unveiled a three-layer disc that can hold 45GB.

Now - with more than a little 'f**k you!' implied if not stated - TDK has announced a four-layer BD.

The beast holds up to 100GB of data. More to the point, it's recordable, and according to TDK, can support a write-speed double that of today's 50GB BD-Rs - or 6x (216Mbps), in other words.

The disc uses TDK's Durabis coating, announced last January, which finally allows BDs to be used without a protective cartridge, though they remain rather less resilient to scratches than DVDs.

Getting discs up to 100GB and beyond - 200GB appears to be the limit - was always part of the Blu-ray plan. TDK has talked about making 100GB BDs in the past. Alas, today's announcement, made in Japanese-language newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun, gives no indication as to when these discs might actually appear on the market.

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#34519 - 05/21/05 04:37 AM Re: TDK touts 100GB recordable Blu-ray Disc  
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Wow, theyr'e actually making something useful... I can't wait fora price decrease; backups will be a breeze...


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#34520 - 05/21/05 02:01 PM Re: TDK touts 100GB recordable Blu-ray Disc  
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"though they remain rather less resilient to scratches than DVDs"

I wonder how LESS resilient to scratches.

#34521 - 05/22/05 12:55 AM Re: TDK touts 100GB recordable Blu-ray Disc  
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Well they do have those cd covers now to prevent dvd's and cd's from getting scratched. they should do the job just fine


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