Archival Disc Format Promises Up to One Terabyte Storage

Sony and Panasonic has recently announced a new storage format that will have us using discs that can carry up anywhere from 300GB up to 1TB of storage.

The new format is called Archival Disc and the hope from Sony and Panasonic is that this will eventually replace Blu-rays.  Currently, one-terabyte storage options are only possible with hard drives which are still relatively expensive.  A disc that carries 1TB is something that will make storing data very convenient.

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This Archival Disc logo will be as common a sight as the Blu-ray logo

Sony and Panasonic says the new Archival Disc format will have “inter-generational compatibility” between different formats.  The companies are planning on releasing the first commercially available Archival Discs in 2015.

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