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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sony unleashes new Blu-Ray laser capable of burning 128GB quad-layer discs


Burning Blu-Ray DVDs is about to get a lot faster and capacity is about to quadruple thanks to Sony’s latest innovation on their optical media technology.

This week, Sony launched the first commercial 400mW blue-violet laser diode for Blu-Ray, which will allow triple or even quadruple layer recording at speeds of up to 8X-12X, as well as beefing up the Blu-Ray standard’s already impressive capacity to an astonishing 128GB.

Called the SLD3237VF, Sony’s new blue-violet laser diode will be cheap at just $12, pretty much assuring its quick roll-out across the products of multiple hardware vendors. It comes with a new spec called BDXL which offers multi-layer read and write supports which won’t necessarily work with older players, but Sony still says that the new laser should allow for a greater range of lenses and prisms to be used in making Blu-Ray devices, possibly dropping costs.

This isn’t as good as it can get, though. Last year, Sharp beat the capacity last year with their 500mW blue-violet laser, which may be on target to ship this year. Even Sony knows it can do better, having crafted a 100W blue-violet laser… but something tells me that one isn’t going to cost a paltry $12 wholesale.

46 comments:

arnyke said...

Perfect post!
Supportin;)

RJ said...

nice to see an upgrade that's so cheap, will be nice to see the pirce drop on blue rays

Fuuuuuuuu said...

damn, so much data!

razortek said...

that's great bro!!

Primarch Solyeuse said...

Jesus christ, that's absurd.

Ratch said...

awesome, this is bound to improve gaming technology too!

fedor519 said...

What could we possibly need with that much info, no game or movie(yet) holds that much data. Still pretty cool though

Kikino said...

Awesome stuff. So cool i dont even need it lol

The Lazy Geographer said...

This will role in and all the new disks that use it won't work on old blu-ray systems, so everyone will have to upgrade . . . again....

perfect.

scary said...

perfect just what i need.

You Piss Me Off said...

Sounds pretty damn cool. o.o

Unlogic said...

well 12 $ for a media is a lot ... I hope they will bring prices down soon... :)

aGas said...

whoa wait, QUAD LAYERS?! awesome.

okafor said...

i might buy some later

Duelist said...

Quadruple capacity/recording speed? Wow, that's insane.

Damien said...

I want to get one of them Blu Ray laser thingies and aim it at people.

NeedlessToSay said...

Neat. Cheap lasers for everyone!

Jackie said...

This is awesome, keep it up !

amidoinitrite? said...

new technology... mind=blown

Mac said...

Jesus!

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

ModerneFusion said...

Technology is advancing faster than consumers can keep up with O_O

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Joebloggs said...

meh big deal, i could make one of these myself for cheaper

MALCOM. said...

sounds powerful lol

Weirdwhirl said...

Wow, I did not know that that technology wold be available so soon, awesome!

Slumph said...

wow, thats some epic storage =D

kokiloten said...

i guess im never gonna use these blurays :o

Home Alone Stoned said...

awww shit sony

dirtfarmer said...

damn. that's twice as big as my old laptop's hdd

R E D x A C 3 said...

FHEW
128GB? Freakin huge...

Savage Nugget said...

Holy Crap that's a ton o' Data :D

vogelhut said...

Good to see they're always upgrading the technology.

Dbankai said...

that's one hell of a disk!

Rnlxndr said...

Wow that's amazing!

Swift Love said...

these are going to be expensive

swizzfor said...

fuck ya!!! i love it

Secret Guide to Shaving said...

Hey awesome! I'm glad there are some other DE users out there. How do you like them?

pixel said...

crazy, i read something the other day about the possibility of a dual sided TB disc - things are developing so fast right now, glad i did not jump on the bluray band wagon yet...

Synthetic Soiree said...

wow. to think i was working on a computer with 8 MB of memory just 10 years ago. simply amazing

Shelby Fox said...

128 gigs? shit!

MacPCharmony said...

I wonder what the cost will be

Banks said...

wish my comp could read those

Randy Weezner said...

jesus..thats alotts space

Hemera said...

omg 128 GB! Really huge.

Edward said...

128 GB? I... can't even wrap my head around that. My head is full of fuck.

I guess I should start taking SONY more seriously...?

thecatzpajamas said...

12dollars. why not

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