Blu-Ray Disk Specification Now Officially Allows 128GB Capacities

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Digihotaru

Time for optical storage to go the way of the dodo.  Too cumbersome and too expensive.

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nHeroGo

I wonder if "they" will drop the price on current sized media, or if the XL-discs will cost $80 each? It is cheaper to buy hard drives.

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Sebie Kay

Wow... 128 GB, and I need new hardware?

 No thanks!

-=Do unto others... THEN RUN!!=-

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Arrowdodger

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that the PS3 is about to get boned. Again. Atleast it'll be a gradual change...

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Keith E. Whisman

That's cool... Awesome.. Need another bd player now.. great new..

BTW I felt an EarthQuake today in my home in Phoenix, Arizona.. 8 pointer in Mexico. This is my first earthquake. The house just rocked like a very big wave. Pretty cool. 

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I Jedi

I'm glad to know that Blu-ray disk are getting much, much bigger; however, I won't need to use a Blu-Ray drive unless my parents decide to reformat, or a customer I work with needs it.

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hades_2100

It's nice, I'm sure there are benefits to backup solutions. For me, don't care. All my media (including backups!) are on a server with 6HD's. I'm eliminating optical physical media from my house as fast as I can.

 

hades

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hades_2100

It's a RAID system, running unRAID. 1 HD can fail easily without bringing the RAID down. I simply replace it with another HD and away I go. I wouldn't trust 5TB's of data to a server with no redundancy.

 

hades

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Caboose

 I've had a drive fail in a RAID1, Seagate replaced the drive. My PC still ran fine w/half of a RAID1 (I limited the use). Once I popped in the new drive, AMD RAIDXpert rebuilt my array ina half-hour (1TB RAID1) and I was back up and running.

 

128GB on a single disc though would be good for offsite archive storage. As long as the media doesn't degrade...

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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aviaggio

Problem is the tech is proprietary and there is no competition. Therefore no incentive for prices to drop. If HD-DVD were still around you know damned well burners would be $50 by now instead of the $150 they've been stuck at for years.

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bpstone

If the PC Gaming Industry would adapt Blu-Ray, it would be nice. lol :D :P

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QUINTIX256

2.5 gigabytes per hour of gameplay, if not more? Are you nuts? Go play .kkreiger and watch elevate by RGBA. DVD9 is more than enough .

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.

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aviaggio

Well what's the friggin point now? I still can't afford to buy a bluray player or burner, and now they already have designs for a better spec? Looks like I still won't be getting one anytime soon. Retarded as usual.

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Peanut Fox

A BD reader is less than $60 right now.  Kinda' high for a disc reader, but well within' reach of most.

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aviaggio

No point in buying a reader. I want a burner. And they are still around $150 and showing no signs of dropping in price.

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