Comments on: Sony and Panasonic Team Up For 1TB “Archival Disc” http://techgage.com/news/sony-and-panasonic-team-up-for-1tb-archival-disc/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jamie Fletcher http://techgage.com/news/sony-and-panasonic-team-up-for-1tb-archival-disc/#comment-3880 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:03:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=23500#comment-3880 I doubt we’ll see the 1TB discs. These companies said we’d have quad layer BDs in two years… 6 years later they were released with little to no mention (and at outrageous prices). Optical still has its place, but I think long-term storage still goes to tape. Optical may be dust and water ‘resistant’, but one scratch and they’re dead, especially when dealing with multiple layers on a single side. Having said that, holographic storage is still some ways off.

As for retail of games and movies, yeah, optical will keep things busy for a while longer. Especially since ISPs are still trying to shove data caps down people’s throats. 30GB cap? How generous… for a 50GB title like Titanfall… or 30GB for ESO.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/sony-and-panasonic-team-up-for-1tb-archival-disc/#comment-3874 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:24:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=23500#comment-3874 I look forward to seeing what consumer use these will have. I’ve seen a lot of people complain about there being “yet another disc format”, but come on – who wants to download 50GB+ to watch a true 4K movie? I still think there will be a market for discs for some time. At least until ultra-fast Internet connections are commonplace,

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