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334w ago - Pioneeer today unveiled a 16-layer 400GB optical disc which can be read by Blu-ray Disc players.

According to Pioneer's internal roadmap, its super multi-layer technology development is read-only (ROM) discs in 2008-2010, rewritable discs in 2010-2012 and 1TB (1,000GB) disc in 2013, the company indicated.

To quote: Pioneer is exhibiting its super multi-layer read-only optical disc which features 16 separate layers on a single side with 25GB storage capacity on each layer for a total capacity of 400GB at the IT Month fair taking place in Taipei.

The technology of the super multi-layer read-only disc is based on Blu-ray Disc (BD) with a breakthrough in material of reflective layers, according to Pioneer High Fidelity Taiwan. The specifications of the pick-up head (PUH) of the disc is the same as those for the PUH of blank BD discs, and therefore the Pioneer discs can be read on BD players, the company said.

According to Pioneer's internal roadmap, its super multi-layer technology development is read-only (ROM) discs in 2008-2010, rewritable discs in 2010-2012 and 1TB (1,000GB) disc in 2013, the company indicated.

Pioneer Showcases 16-Layer 400GB Optical Disc

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#4 - massiah - 334w ago
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I say, keep pushin'.

Because BluRay burners and the blanks will start to come down.

#3 - sorceror - 334w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
...therefore the Pioneer discs can be read on BD players, the company said.


Surely the drives would need at least a firmware update, right?

#2 - CyanCaze - 334w ago
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That is pretty sweet. However they have that new HVD or what ever it's called, coming out soon. Those hold 3.9 Terabytes of Info.

#1 - ticotaz - 334w ago
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This is INSANE !!!