Sharp puts 100GB Blu-rays on sale

AUTHOR: Inavate

New format Blu-ray disks with massive storage capacities will go on sale in Japan at the end of this month.

Sharp Corporation says it will introduce the world’s first VR-100BR1 triple-layer Blu-ray Disc media (write-once) that conforms to the BDXL format specification, the new multi-layer recordable Blu-ray Disc format.

The BDXL format specification that extends the storage capacity of Blu-ray Discs to 100GB, twice the 50GB storage capacity of existing dual-layer discs. The dual-layer structure used up to now has been augmented with an additional layer where image data can be recorded to create a new triple-layer structure.