Hitachi creates 100GB Blu-ray disc
- Posted October 6th, 2007 at 09:28 EDT by
- 60 Comments
Hitachi has recently completed a four-layer Blu-ray disc that can store up to 100GB worth of information.
The company has also stated that with a simple firmware update, all Blu-ray players on the market should be able to read these new higher capacity discs.
This announcement comes not long after the HD DVD camp received preliminary approval for a 51GB three layer disc, which features 1GB more than the current BDs.
It is very unlikely that any movies will make their way onto these new quad layer discs, as 100GB is much more space that is needed. Also, until these larger discs become mass-produced, it will be much cheaper for movie companies to make two disc sets. Games, however, may benefit from this move, as space is the biggest limiting factor right now.
Stay tuned for all the latest updates on Blu-ray as they become available.
- 4:39am EDT - October 6th, 2007
hd-dvd has no chance now. this war is over
Perishing_Mind | Ernad_BMW
- 5:13am EDT - October 6th, 2007
Straight to your face HD-DVD!!!
- 5:24am EDT - October 6th, 2007
finally, something towards blowing HD-DVD out of the water. this is awesome
- 5:37am EDT - October 6th, 2007
games are gonna b so much better now. more levels. better graphics. no limits
- 5:42am EDT - October 6th, 2007
w00t 5th post
- 5:54am EDT - October 6th, 2007
100GB on an optical disc,so now what Toshiba?
- 5:54am EDT - October 6th, 2007
Just freaking great blu-ray........ kicking the competition when they're down............ i like that! Keep up the good work BR. Hey HD how's that "kick in nuts" going? LOL
- 5:56am EDT - October 6th, 2007
another nail in hd-dvd's coffin
- 6:12am EDT - October 6th, 2007
100GB is not too much for a Lord of the Rings movie ;-)
- 6:45am EDT - October 6th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... so far ps3 games have been using between 15 and 30 gb of space will there ever be a need for the 100 and 200 versions that are being created and sold, i very much doubt it this generation
- 6:46am EDT - October 6th, 2007
WHOO! HD-DVD, take THAT! xD
- 6:50am EDT - October 6th, 2007
Muahahaha... HD-DVD is so owned now! Another nail in the coffin for HD-DVD... Just a few more...
@ Gingo; I think in the future larger amounts of space will be used, either for larger levels etc or less compressed cinematics... I think it will be used, not right now but sometime in the near future.
- 6:57am EDT - October 6th, 2007
I bet hd dvd thought that bluray wasant going to do something about that. 100gigs top that
- 7:03am EDT - October 6th, 2007
It was only a matter of time. I wonder if the load times would be larger due to the larger storage space. I guess if drive speeds increase it shouldn't be a problem.
Good on you BD. May all the backers of HD-DVD suffer for not chosing you :) Especially M$
- 7:06am EDT - October 6th, 2007
Wow game developers can practically make a never ending video game now... Great stuff!
- 7:13am EDT - October 6th, 2007
A movie may never need a 100gb disk but a HD tv serise collection would be awsome. Just think, no more multidisk sets, just one disk for an ENITRE season in full HD with extra features and stuff. The first Game to use this would be freaking spectacular I bet.
- 7:59am EDT - October 6th, 2007
The problem is... if they create bigger games, at what point does it stop? If there is a bigger game that takes up say 100gb and takes years to complete, how much would that game sell for? I for one think they are too expensive already.
- 8:04am EDT - October 6th, 2007
might as well forget about DVD's now.
- 8:39am EDT - October 6th, 2007
- 9:01am EDT - October 6th, 2007
Nice, Games will get the most use as space is limiting............you here that M$, space is an issue even at 50GB. Hopefully this means no double disc games in the PS3 lineup------ever.
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