Sony And Panasonic Announce Archival Disc With Up To 1TB Of Space

Sony and Panasonic today announced that they have formulated "Archival Disc", a new standard for professional-use, next-generation optical discs that'll store up to 1 TB of data.

Unlike traditional CDs and DVDs, Archival Discs are designed with long term storage in mind.

"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," said Sony. "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."

Sony and Panasonic aim to launch systems with a recording capacity of 300 GB per disc from summer 2015, onwards. The companies also plan to eventually expand the recording capacity per disc to 500 GB and 1 TB.

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Wow what a remarkable advancement in already obsolete technology!!! Discs are shit. No one uses them anymore except for dumbtards stuck in the 90's. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Sony/Panasonic, the world now uses SSDs. You're a little behind. The future is flash. While you've been wasting your time with this junk everyone else has been busy bettering the already superior technology. There is no advantage to a disc.


right? I just spent $1000 on my new rig and guess what it DOESN'T have? a dvd/CD/burner . I use USB flash drive to load windows. I download all my games digitally (mostly pirated :D ) movies are pirated as well. I haven't used a disc in 3 years.


This sucks. We seriously need to get away from disc technology OR create a new read method to remove MOTION from the read process. Seriously does no one else know how SLOW Blu Ray is when compared to DvD? The tighter you physically compress the disc the slower it's going to read. All this 'storage' is adorable but we need some serious PERFORMANCE increases in technology, not just more data storage capacity. Solid State people, we need to begin changing to a solid state society.

Listen you shit...

Listen you shit..., ssd is all good but its a dying horseshit! the more you use it the more it dies ... ware and tare its bloody flash based. Its okay for you to play your games and os bullshit, but not to store things for long periods of time like archiving for 10+ years. I always finalise things on blu-ray disk after sorthing things on normal HDDs because I love the "WRITE ONCE" nature, so no bullshitting and corrupting data on the typical hard/flash/bullshit/disk! How many times have I lost shit on usb flash stucks?! fucking lots of time and was able to recover horseshit - SSD same shit, atleast normal mechanical HDDs i can recover everything, just takes long time.

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