Sony to ship blank Blu-ray Discs this month
Sony’s blank-disc division will this month begin shipping rewriteable Blu-ray Discs in Europe. Recordable discs will appear in April, the company said. However, dual-layer versions will not surface until later in the year, it added.
The products due in March and April each provide 25GB of storage capacity and run at 2x speeds – a transfer rate of 72Mbps, Sony said. The two media are sprayed with a scratch-resistant, anti-static coating – handy, given how thin the data layer is on a BD. Sony said its own tests forecast a lifespan of 30 years for both types of disc.
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