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Vertbatim is rewritng the rules on writing Blu-ray discs

Blu-ray media has 25GB capacity and 6x burning speed
Thu Jul 29 2010, 14:05

STORAGE FIRM Verbatim is offering data chomping users media with 25GB of storage capacity, and is promising the release of 100GB discs by next Spring.

The discs do not just hold a lot, they take it up quickly. According to the firm they have a six times burning rate and a full disc can be written in just fifteen minutes.

This, it explained, will make them well suited to anyone that, ahem, wants to record a film in high definition, or back up a whole load of data on something that can within a couple of years turn into a coaster, although Verbatim has backed the media with a lifetime guarantee and 'hard coat' protection.

A ten pack of discs will set you back just under £60 - according to the firm, or about five times the price of a stack of DVD-Rs. Coincidentally, the discs offer about five times the capacity of a standard DVD-R.

Statistics fans not yet sated by all these figures will enjoy the news that a single disc can gulp down 4,800 5MB photos.

Torsten Leye, marketing manager for optical at Verbatim in Europe, said that the release is the result of sterling development from its research team.

This he explained, keeps the firm at the "Forefront of Blue Laser Technology providing innovative disc surfaces such as, Verbatim's Hard Coat technology - a special scratch protection layer - protects the disc from scratches, fingerprints or dust." This, he said, will help preserve the lifespan of discs and content.

Verbatim is slightly behind the curve on this one, as Sharp announced similar discs earlier this month. However, it has another trick up its sleeve, and Leye added that the firm will launch triple layer 100GB discs early next year. µ



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