Sony and Panasonic are jointly developing optical drives for 300 GB




With faith in the bright future of optical discs, Sony and Panasonic announced the joint development of a new standard of data storage on optical media . Next-generation optical disc capable of storing at least 300 GB.

Sony and Panasonic already have some experience in the production of high optical drives. Now companies joined forces to develop a plan to the new format for professional use, which may come up and to the needs of ordinary users.

While the majority of technology companies, including Amazon, trying to convince people to use cloud servers, many user files still need to be backed up. Professionals in various fields using high-capacity optical disks for long-term storage of large amounts of data, such as high-definition video.

The companies hope that the industry will show interest in new optical drives, and in the long term they will be able to establish itself in the consumer market. Sony and Panasonic plan to bring this technology to the market by 2015.

Optical discs have excellent resistance to various environmental conditions, in particular differ in moisture resistance, water resistance, can withstand changes in temperature and humidity during storage. They also offer compatibility with the formats of different generations. All this makes optical media reliable means of long-term storage of information, according to a press release from Panasonic.

By comparison, today’s drives standard Blu-Ray can store 25 GB of data on a single layer and 50GB on two layers.

Meanwhile, the German scientists closer to its last experiment time of quantum memory .
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