TDK shows off 200GB Blu-ray disks

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 10 2007 @ 16:58 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
TDK showed off the first 200GB Blu-ray disks at CES 2007.

“TDK’s 200GB blue laser disc technology represents an important milestone for optical media. As a founding member of the Blu-ray Disc Association, we are proud of our work to shape the future of digital recording,” commented Sethu Palat, TDK Director of Marketing. He continued, “With TDK’s technological advancements, Blu-ray is proving to be the ultimate, future-ready format. As the technology continues to evolve, Blu-ray Discs are becoming increasingly important products in TDK’s line.” Palat concluded, “At CES 2007, attendees can preview the 200GB blue laser disc, and learn more about the technologies behind the format that is redefining the consumer electronics industry.”

Encoded at 24Mbps, the 200GB disk can store roughly 18 hours of high-def video.

TDK also announced it will ship the first 50GB Blu-ray disks in Q2 2007 and said it's working on small 8cm mini Blu-ray disks.

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Re: TDK shows off 200GB Blu-ray disks
by Anonymous on Thursday, Jan 11 2007 @ 04:48 CET
200GB is OK. Should be enough to backup most HDDs on, unless you got a really big media collection :D