Ricoh planning 200GB optical disc

Posted on Saturday, November 26 2005 @ 3:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
We already reported about high-capacity holographic discs from Maxell and InPhase and today The Inquirer read Ricoh is also believed to be able to release an optical disc with a 200GB capacity by 2008.
The technology will use eight layers rather than the two promised by Sony's Blu-ray and Toshiba's HD tech.

But - and here's the rub - the optical head uses a similar design to HD and Blu-ray, so Ricoh's tech will be able to work with these two competing camps.

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