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Pioneer shows off Blu-ray writers with XL support

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Sep 2012 16:01 User comments (12)

Pioneer shows off Blu-ray writers with XL support Pioneer has introduced two new Blu-ray writers this week, each with XL support.
Blu-ray XL are 100GB discs, the largest available on the market today.

The new writers are the BDR-PR1M base model and the BDR-PR1MA, which includes additional "error-correction" levels.

Pioneer says the drive has max write speeds of 4X for Blu-ray discs, 6X for DVDs, and 16X for CDs. Single and double-layer Blu-ray discs are read at 8X, BDXLs at 4X, DVDs at 16X, and 40X for CDs.

The drives are SATA.

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12 user comments

130.9.2012 17:39

nice!

230.9.2012 18:42

50 BD-R discs, or one BD-R XL disc. Same price. I'll wait.

330.9.2012 20:41

What a waste!

Optical disc format is so antiquated. I'm thinking 500Gb is the MINIMUM storage capacity I would benefit from seeing all the HDD space I and most others have.

.................Next!

430.9.2012 22:38

issues i have simple dvd's are cheaper

530.9.2012 23:52

I agree DVD-R's are cheaper.

Optical disks do offer a certain level of convenience over external drives or something like that but hard drives are very cheap,you can set your self up with an external hard drive with significantly more storage for at most the same amount of money.

If I use optical discs to back things up I like to back them up categorically. I can think of few examples where I would have 100 GB worth of data in one category to back up. For the typical user might be the same way as well.

All that being said I do find it to be an impressive accomplishment, just not something I would go for at the moment.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Sep 2012 @ 23:58

61.10.2012 4:49

I use optical disks, but blue ray(Hard Drives CAN be ERASED a lot of people don't want to admit that fact)....I am looking forward to Holographic Versatile discs (LINK BELOW)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_Versatile_Disc

They can get up to 6TB PER DISC on these! Imagine the storage possibilites for companies or even some consumers. They could put pretty much their whole collection on one disk.

Of course they will probably not hit the market for some years to come for the average consumer.

But right now we have blue ray XL, so that will be good enough for most consumers, as they have not even shifted in mass to blue ray discs yet! At least not like they adopted the DVD going from VHS to DVD.

A lot of people would ask what you would need so much storage for, but I have 5 TB of external hard drives and a lot is taken up by TV shows. Because I get the whole series with all the seasons! So it takes up more room than you would think.

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71.10.2012 10:55

I'm pretty much over Blu ray for storage, I get cheap drives replace them at first sign of smart errors, if out of warranty sell them off to highest bidder.

I am around 5-6TB need to replace a 2TB drive tho


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92.10.2012 2:53

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
I'm pretty much over Blu ray for storage, I get cheap drives replace them at first sign of smart errors, if out of warranty sell them off to highest bidder.

I am around 5-6TB need to replace a 2TB drive tho
Good luck! Hope your drive does not crash or get erased.

I will stick with blue ray.

102.10.2012 11:01

Originally posted by joebloe12:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
I'm pretty much over Blu ray for storage, I get cheap drives replace them at first sign of smart errors, if out of warranty sell them off to highest bidder.

I am around 5-6TB need to replace a 2TB drive tho
Good luck! Hope your drive does not crash or get erased.

I will stick with blue ray.
Its not giving huge bad errors, the rest are in good shape.

If they came out with 100GB discs a couple years ago at a price of 6 or so 25GB discs I would have stayed with BR, its just so much easier to keep up with stuff on hard drives.

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112.10.2012 12:35

I'm still a huge fan of optical back up, but the wait time on burning all that data has got to be murder. Not to mention the fact if you burn anything too fast the cost of that coaster you just bought.

I mean, I love the idea of getting some more meat out there on semi-permanent media that isn't Sony mandated, but I don't know that I want to necessarily wait for 24 hours to know if I have a $50 screw up either.


125.10.2012 12:48

Optical backup is still the way to go and BD discs are cheap now. Sure you can get a 4.7GB DVD for $0.30 but you can get a 25GB disc for under $1 with 5x the space so for size the BD is cheaper and less discs.

But these days it's more about lazy so that is why we see HDD's being so popular for backup.

As to the article it seems they are milking the market as they can provide much higher capacities then 100GB right now.

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