Skip to comments.Ultra Long-Lasting Blu-Ray Optical Discs to Become Available This Spring. (M-Disc)
Posted on 01/14/2013 9:21:38 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Millenniata Announces Blu-Ray Optical Disc Available in Spring 2013[01/09/2013 12:15 AM]
by Anton Shilov
Millenniata, a company known for ultra long-lasting DVDs with special coating, said this week that it will offer ulltra-durable Blu-ray M-Discs in the second quarter of 2013, increasing both the storage capacity and the accessibility of the M-Disc.
The announcement marks a major step forward in permanent data storage solutions for businesses and consumers by making the M-Disc available in all the standard optical disc formats. The new Blu-ray M-Discs will be writable and readable on any Blu-ray combo drive an enormous step for Millenniata, as the initial DVD M-Discs could only be recorded using special DVD drives. The Blu-ray M-Discs will also offer at least five times the amount of storage as the standard 4.7GB M-Disc.
The other major advance in the growing world-wide acceptance of the M-Disc DVD and the forthcoming Blu-ray M-Disc is the marketing and distribution partnership with Imation Corp., under which the latter distribute both the M-Disc and Blu-ray M-Disc under Imations TDK, Memorex and Imation brands.
Ritek Corp., a leading manufacturer of optical storage media in the world, will produce the new Blu-ray M-Disc as part of its manufacturing agreement with Millenniata. In addition, Ritek has signed a license agreement with Millenniata to distribute and co-brand both the DVD and Blu-ray M-Discs through its established distribution and reseller channels as a secondary distribution channel for the M-Disc products behind Imation.
Millenniata produces the M-Disc, which provides data loss prevention by laser etching data (files, photos, videos, etc.) into an inorganic rock-like material that is not available from any other recordable media.
Currently, only M-Disc compatible drives can write to the DVD version of M-Disc, but it can be read in any DVD drive. Millenniata partner LG Electronics offers an affordable M-Ready optical drive for customers who want the peace of mind of having their important information stored forever.
Additionally, Acer is now offering a permanent storage solution to its global customers with the integration of M-Disc compatible Hitachi LG Data Storage (HLDS) DVD and Blu-ray optical drives in Acer computers. The M-Disc Ready drives are available on the recently launched M series of notebooks under Acers Aspire range. Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc. (HLDS) manufactures the M-Disc compatible drives in partnership with Millenniata.
Photo collectors alert.
Who actually buys disks these days (as opposed to downloading content off the internet)?
You don’t think there is a market out there?
There’s definitely a market for me. I can take my mp3 collection and store it on Blu-Ray. Instead of 4.7G of storage, I can store 25G. And for the media to be ulta long-lasting is a HUGE plus. Believe me, there is a market.
A new format, Hurray! What took ‘em so long? Throw away your obsolete players!
With the advent of 32 gig+ SD cards, why bother?
Cause you cant accidentally format a Blue Ray disk in your cameras SD slot.
Simply because you have broadband, doesn't mean everyone else does.
Ya, that would be an unfortunate occurrence.
But SD cards do have a little tab on the side that prevents them from being over-written as a prevention measure against that very scenario.
The announcement marks a major step forward in permanent data storage solutions for businesses and consumers by making the M-Disc available in all the standard optical disc formats.
Currently, only M-Disc compatible drives can write to the DVD version of M-Disc, but it can be read in any DVD drive.
Huh? How many years will pass before we see another new and improved format? You yourself admit that incompatibility with the M-Disc does exist.
Just so long as this masterpiece of Western Culture doesn't fade away.
True, and fact I had forgotten. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Still, I prefer the Disk to the Chip for long term storage. Just my preference.
I’ve gone through way too many burners. Had too many disks that failed to burn or load to maintain any appreciation for them.
SD is much more compact, more reliable, and if the price fell to an acceptable level, I can’t see why the medium would not be adopted by software distributors.