Today, Sony and Panasonic have announced today that they’re jointly developing a new optical disc, one that will have at least 300 GB of recording capacity and have environmental protections like dust and water-resistances.
As reported by Sony:
Both companies aim to improve their development efficiency based on the technologies held by each respective company, and will target the development of an optical disc with recording capacity of at least 300GB by the end of 2015. Going forward, Sony and Panasonic will continue to hold discussions regarding the specifications and other items relating to the development of this new standard.
Check out the full press release on Sony.net, which includes background information on Sony and Panasonic’s road to higher performance discs with high storage capacity. Can you imagine the possibilities of discs with that much space?