Sony and Panasonic Developing 300 GB Optical Disc


The next generation of Optical Disc.

Sony and Panasonic are teaming up to create the next generation of optical disc.  The current Blu-ray disc can hold up to 50 GB, but the team up is creating a new optical disc capable of up to 300 GB of information.

The 300GB optical discs are geared toward professional use, with the new storage capacity offering unique advantages to archivists and video editors.  The new disc will be available in late 2015.

Now the most important question is if this new disc going to replace Blu-ray or not.  Hopefully the new disc is just an updated version of Blu-ray disc, and with firmware update our current Blu-ray players can use the new optical disc as well.

The new 300 GB disc will most likely not affect the current video game at all, since even the biggest game right now only take up to 15 GB.  Also, it’s already announced that both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are to use Blu-ray drive already.

I’m really not ready buy a new Blu-ray player just yet.