Hitachi creates 100GB Blu-ray disc

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.