Sony and Panasonic Announce Archival Disc: New Disc Standard for Next Generation Storage

With technology improving and enhancing faster that it was expected even a few years back, it seems more technology manufacturers are looking to tap into the existing tech by upgrading them to something that's even more potent than its previous avatar.

Keeping that theory in mind, Sony and Panasonic have now unveiled the next generation-based Archival Disc - basically a futuristic take on the disc storage devices that we are so used to these days. Both the companies have announced the device in partnership, aiming to offer a long-term storage option in disc form.

Sony, Panasonic Announce Archival Disc for Next Generation Storage

The Archival Disc, set to store between 300GB and 1TB per disc, has been formulated for professional-use, with the objective set for the next-generation optical discs to expand the market for long-term digital data storage.

"Optical discs have excellent properties to protect themselves against the environment, such as dust-resistance and water-resistance, and can also withstand changes in temperature and humidity when stored. They also allow inter-generational compatibility between different formats, ensuring that data can continue to be read even as formats evolve," the official press release for the same states.

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"This makes them robust media for long-term storage of content. Recognizing that optical discs will need to accommodate much larger volumes of storage going forward, particularly given the anticipated future growth in the archive market, Sony and Panasonic have been engaged in the joint development of a standard for professional-use next-generation optical discs."

As revealed, both Sony and Panasonic are aiming to launch the systems with a recording capacity of 300 GB per disc from summer 2015, onwards. Apart from that, both the companies are also planning to improve on their respective technologies by further expanding the recording capacity per disc to 500 GB and 1 TB.

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We'll just have to wait and see how the new project plays out for both the companies, both financially and in popularity. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates on the same.

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