Sony and Panasonic have teamed up to develop a successor to Blu-ray discs designed to record about 300GB of data.
The companies said the capacity of the new optical discs would be more when compared to 50GB of normal dual-layer Blu-rays.
Earlier, Sony reported that the 4K ultra-high-definition movies were projected to consume over 100GB of space.
According to both firms, optical discs enable inter-generational compatibility between different formats, and assure continual data reading even as formats get better.
In September 2012, Sony launched a file-based optical disc archive system that incorporates twelve optical discs within a compact cartridge as a single, high-capacity storage solution.
Each disc within the cartridge has a capacity of 25GB, which would offer an overall range of storage capacities from 300GB to 1.5TB.
In July 2013, Panasonic released ‘LB-DM9 series’ of optical disc storage devices, which integrates a 20.8mm magazine and twelve 100GB optical discs together.
Panasonic also implemented the new changer system along with the RAID technology to accelerate data transfer performance of about 216MB/s.
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