Pioneer shows 400GB, 16-layers Blu-Ray disc, but there is a catch

Pioneer shows 400GB, 16-layers Blu-Ray disc, but there is a catch

[CEATEC 2008] Everybody loves having more storage space, right? You can just keep dumping your stuff without taking the time to sort things out, which is why the storage business is still going so strong. Having a 400GB optical disc seems like something that could be really useful, but the catch is: it is really sixteen 25GB Blu-Ray discs in one package. Yes, you heard me: the optical drive can only see 25GB at a time. Now, that’s something that might be worked around in the future, but this is the compromise made to have Blu-Ray compatibility. Pioneer’s comment was that this could effectively reduce the optical disc production and save resources. May be, but I think that it will be somewhat offset by the increase in storage utilization.

Photo: Interestingly enough, there was a 500GB disc on display, but the announcement was about the 400GB version…

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