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Friday, September 01, 2006

TDK ships rewritable 50 GB Blu-ray media

TDK this week said it will begin shipping rewritable 50 GB Blu-ray discs. The company is already working on a 100 GB version and has plans for a 200 GB version capable of holding about 18 hours of high definition video.

The initial Blu-ray disc standard allows for 25 GB single-layer discs and 50 GB dual-layer discs. It is stable enough to achieve 6x recording speed on a 25 GB write once Blu-ray disc prototype.

TDK has also developed its own hard coating technology to protect the disc surface against common contaminants such as scratches and fingerprints.

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