Sony said it will ship rewritable, dual-layer 50GB discs by the end of the year.
Mike Lucas, director of marketing with Sony Electronics’ Media and Applications Solutions Division, said, “The arrival of 50GB Blu-ray Disc media is an important step in the evolution of this new format.”
Lucas also said the 50GB dual-layer discs can record up to four hours of HD-quality video content at a transfer rate of 24Mbps.
Sony 50GB Blu-ray Disc
The discs feature Sony’s AccuCore technology, which provides such features as a scratch protector surface, strong archiving capability to prevent data corruption, and temperature safeguards to help protect against extreme heat or cold, according to the release.