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TDK’s 320 GB Blu-Rays |

BD Discs

Yes, you read that correctly. Three hundred and twenty gigabytes….. Just consider the possibilities. The TDK Corp., a veteran of the media industry, has been through the highs and lows of business, but again they flex their strength in technology.

The secret of their new Blu-Ray disc lies within it’s foil. TDK used ten layers of foil, each capable of storing up to 32 GB of information. Other than it’s sheer size, it’s unique in the fact that it’s completely compatible with current Blu-Ray players and writers (Yes, your PS3 can use them, too). The prototype model of the disc is going to be shown in TGS this year (The Tokyo Game Show, for those of you who have forgotten). Also, TDK did not say when or if this will ever go into full production.  If you would like to read about how they accomplished this in much more detail, go here.

So what does this mean for you, the average gamer? It means that you could watch the entire Starwars or Lord of the Rings trilogy on a single disc. It means that you could play games that can literally last for weeks without ending. It means that you could back up your entire harddrive to one or two discs. If this at all sounds appealing, realize that this will be a possibilty in the relatively near future. However, there is one negative side to this: what exactly are you going to put on this disc?

  • “what exactly are you going to put on this disc?”


    “Let’s face it, we’re not changing the world. We’re building a product that helps people buy more crap – and watch porn.” — Seagate CEO Bill Watkins on the advent of bigger hardrives/

  • I would love to see movie trilogies on a single blu-ray disc myself.

  • No Kill Tayler

    The possibility of this being used by next year is not likely.
    Maybe ’11 or ’12. (Metal Gear Solid 4 Extra Cutscene edition.)

  • JimmyMagnum

    this would be most practical for TV series than anything. An entire season on 1 disc? Best possibility IMO.

  • “TDK did not say when or if this will ever go into full production.”

    Things like that always make me laugh. If they weren’t certain they’d be putting it into production, it would be an epic waste of money developing it!

  • King32

    Can anybody say gear of war 1,2 and 3 on one disc for ps3.

  • They probably want to get ready for quad hd times.

  • King32

    Hey all. Do yall think that the Gears series will come to ps3. I mean technically Epic is not owned byM$. So m sayin with this new blu-ray disc Gears 1,2and 3 will easily fit on this disc. Better yet with beefed up graphics. What yall think

  • great to see technology progressing yet still remaining compatible to old devices. great news!

  • JimmyMagnum

    @King: Microsoft owns the intellectual property, so the only way Gears would ever make it onto Sony consoles would be if Sony bought the rights to use Gears’ material from Microsoft (even though Epic is 3rd party). I don’t see that happening any time soon, and I doubt Microsoft would even sell the rights because of competition. That’s why Bizarre doesn’t make Project Gotham Racing anymore, because M$ owns the IP rights to that as well, but Bizarre became a 3rd party developer and broke off from M$ a couple years ago or so, but wanted to make games for other consoles (Blur being their newest multiplatform title)

  • King32

    Aw thanks for the feedback Jimmy. It would be cool though to play gears 1,2 and 3 on those new blu-ray disc. But hey sony has the Uncharted franchise, which to me is better than gears. But plz naughty dog plz plz plz bring jak and daxter to the ps3.

  • TV seasons on one disk are very appealing. Should lower the cost so that even more people buy them.
    WHole game trilogies on one disk. ICO. but a regular Bluray might be able to handle that.
    More storage can always be used.
    How about a Dark Knight/ Arkham Asylum pack.