Come August we can expect 8.5GB double layer DVD rewritable media (DVD-RW) from JVC. The specifications of the disc are:
- The discs would be 1.2mm thick, with two 0.6mm polycarbonate substrates bonded together.
- They can store data worth 8.5GB.
- Would be available upto 2X (22.16 Mbits/s) writing speeds.
- These discs are based on DVD-RW for DL Version 2.0 standard.
The existing DVD burners at present are not compatible with this media. I guess few of the present DVD burners can support these media with a firmware upgrade or the manufacturers may even release new model that may support this media. The price of these discs are not yet disclosed, we should hearing about this soon.
I would love to see DVD-RW double layer media coming up, as I can carry around 8.5GB of data with me. Until Blu-ray or HD-DVD technology matures it makes lot of sense to use the technology that is already mature.
Found via Techlogg.com
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