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View Full Version : Blu-Ray Discs Soon To Hold 128GB of Data

Andy Dixon
04-09-2010, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/bluray_disk_specification_now_officially_allows_128gb_capacities' target='_blank'>http://www.maximumpc.com/article/ne...28gb_capacities</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"50GB Blu-ray disks aren't exactly what I'd call "cramped", but just in case you thought the existing spec was getting a bit long in the tooth the Blu-ray association has released a new standard today that will bump capacities up to 128GB (write-once) or 100GB (rewritable). The new format which will be called BDXL sounds promising, but unfortunately won't be backwards compatible with older hardware. I suspect this little caveat will hamper its adoption pretty heavily, but is great to see that optical storage isn't dead yet."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1270845416.usr11334.jpg" style="border: #d2d2bb 1px solid;" /></p><p>It's not like the existing blu-ray discs are running short of space, but should we need more capacity in the future it's nice to know that the blu-ray standards are prepared for it.&nbsp; Of course if you do require that much capacity then you will have to upgrade your blu-ray drive as the existing laser in your drive&nbsp;is not powerful enough to use with&nbsp;the new discs.&nbsp; There's always a catch.</p>