Sony Announces External 100 GB Blu-ray Burner

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dragonsqrrl

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Would've been nice if they simply used a USB 3.0 port. The standard supports higher Wattage and probably could've powered this drive off a single connection.
 

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Now if only BD-R XL discs weren't $50+ per disc this would actually make for a viable long-term backup solution over regular magnetic media, which in theory should reliably retain recorded data for as long as the organic dye-layer on discs would, depending on the quality of the dye.

I'm still waiting for that mDisc format which etches the data pits onto an inorganic composite layer, quite literally setting it in stone.
 

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4x(16 min) for BD-R XL ? Holy Shit that's super fast. It's almost writing at 6-7 GB data per min.
At highest speed, USB 2.0 can spit out the data at 480Mbps = 60MBps. And two of them means 120MBps. So 120 x 60 = 7GB (that's double of USB controller's pick bandwidth).
So writing at that speed is not possible unless you plug USB cables to separate USB controllers. This is certainly not viable for laptops.
 

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[citation][nom]alyoshka[/nom]I really wonder who will be using this other than Pirates.....[/citation]

Because Pirates are going to spend all the money they saved by buying a BD XL disk.
 

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[citation][nom]dragonsqrrl[/nom]Would've been nice if they simply used a USB 3.0 port. The standard supports higher Wattage and probably could've powered this drive off a single connection.[/citation]

Probably true but not that many laptops and other portable equipment has USB 3 ports, yet. So a Y-power is probably a good idea for Sony for the burner to be viable for as large a market segment as possible.
 
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Would've been nice if they simply used a USB 3.0 port. The standard supports higher Wattage and probably could've powered this drive off a single connection.
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singe usb 3.0 would have been better than dual usb 2.0.
for dual connection, may be an esata/usb 3.0 port and a power connector.

what is that certain 'entertainment' industry doing? they and playstation lowered the price of dvd. ps3 failed to lower blu-ray price(internet didn't help either :p ), may be they can help blu ray more than ps3 do.
 

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[citation][nom]alyoshka[/nom]I really wonder who will be using this other than Pirates.....[/citation]

now, personally, i perfer to save things according to category, if it cant fit on 1 dvd, id go 2, if it needs 4+ discs i would use a blu ray, if it would be less than 1gb, id rather store it on a disc, than also store it on a flash drive or hdd, just for ease of use.

but a non pirate use, and by pirate, i mean download form the internet, not ripping your own media.

i can see large backups of home videos, as those older tape based camcorders had about 15gb per tape (i think mini dv)
i can also see backing up your dvd colection to bluray, something very important to a parent
i can see backing up digital purchases
i can see backing up your games collection
i can also see backing up video you take in general
and depending on camera mp size, backing that up en mass too.

the average consumer does have a use for 100gb discs.
 

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[citation][nom]lpedraja2002[/nom]I wonder how much time does a 100gb Blu-ray disc takes to burn?[/citation]
The article suggests 4x writing speed, which is approx 16 mins only. Refer to my earlier post.
 

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My laptop didn't come with USB 3.0, but I got an expresscard 54 that has 2 USB 3.0 ports for about $15 shipped! It works great.
I agree, they really should have just gone with a USB 3 interface
 

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How long until Sony releases an internal SATA III version?

Also I'm glad that the price is not outrageous like when BD drives started even when it has 4 times the capacity of "regular" BD media. (or twice as much as a double layer BD media disk)
 
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1Terabyte platters are being produced now. I seen a 4 TB drive on sale for $190. I personally feel that the BD-R XL disc are not cost effective. A newer technology such as 3D/Holographic platters will need to come along starting out at 300-500 Gigs per platter to keep up with Hard Disk storage or just head to the clouds.
 
[citation][nom]alidan[/nom]now, personally, i perfer to save things according to category, if it cant fit on 1 dvd, id go 2, if it needs 4+ discs i would use a blu ray, if it would be less than 1gb, id rather store it on a disc, than also store it on a flash drive or hdd, just for ease of use. but a non pirate use, and by pirate, i mean download form the internet, not ripping your own media. i can see large backups of home videos, as those older tape based camcorders had about 15gb per tape (i think mini dv)i can also see backing up your dvd colection to bluray, something very important to a parenti can see backing up digital purchases i can see backing up your games collectioni can also see backing up video you take in generaland depending on camera mp size, backing that up en mass too. the average consumer does have a use for 100gb discs.[/citation]

you forgot the #1 excuse that you can use it to put a copy of linux on it lol
 

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[citation][nom]saturnus[/nom]Probably true but not that many laptops and other portable equipment has USB 3 ports, yet. So a Y-power is probably a good idea for Sony for the burner to be viable for as large a market segment as possible.[/citation]



Last I checked most reasonably priced laptops now come with at least 1 or 2 USB 3 ports, but if you are talking about the "poverty" market of cheap laptops selling for less than $799 then your right, they may not have it.

See Poverty laptops use back stock of old crap that Intel and AMD stopped producing years ago. A cheap basic latop will start around $800 and go up, which is still really "cheap" considering bleading edge desktop replacement laptops go for about $2500 +
 

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[citation][nom]captaincharisma[/nom]you forgot the #1 excuse that you can use it to put a copy of linux on it lol[/citation]

is there even a disrto of Linux that would need a single layer bluray?

and they aren't excuses.

long trip, what do you want to carry around more, 4 or 5 blurays containing all your dvds (more or less given the person), or an exturnal hdd?

if you have kids, or even a little sibling to deal with, than having a back up of the easily destroyed discs is a must have, sadly consoles wont play burnt discs, obvious reasons, so i lost one game to little brother who cant take care of discs and parents who dont care that they cant, thats 80$ ill never see again.

backing up home movies, and storing them in more than one place, anyone who has been through a fire knows the reasons you do this, and also with older cameras taking the video off the camera, and than putting it over to a different source so you can reuse the same tape a few times.

anyone who records their games, and there are allot of them out there, could use it for archival purposes, as im sure many people would love that.

the fact that a pirate can put things on it, doesnt mean others cant have valid uses for it either.
 

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[citation][nom]lockhrt999[/nom]4x(16 min) for BD-R XL ? Holy Shit that's super fast. It's almost writing at 6-7 GB data per min.At highest speed, USB 2.0 can spit out the data at 480Mbps = 60MBps. And two of them means 120MBps. So 120 x 60 = 7GB (that's double of USB controller's pick bandwidth).So writing at that speed is not possible unless you plug USB cables to separate USB controllers. This is certainly not viable for laptops.[/citation]
Most USB2 ports cap out near 30MB/s, also the reason there are 2 is because one is for data, while the other is for power. 100000MB/30MB/s means aprox 55min per full disc. Surprisingly faster than I expected, but will still take some time.
I wonder which would cost more; The burner or the media?
 

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[citation][nom]saturnus[/nom]Probably true but not that many laptops and other portable equipment has USB 3 ports, yet. So a Y-power is probably a good idea for Sony for the burner to be viable for as large a market segment as possible.[/citation]
They should have added two ports - one for 2.0 and one for 3.0. Oh wait I forgot they're Sony.
 
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