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Prototype Hitachi-LG storage device uses 1TB Blu-ray cartridges

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 09 Oct 2010 23:24 User comments (1)

Prototype Hitachi-LG storage device uses 1TB Blu-ray cartridges Hitachi-LG Data Storage has shown off a prototype storage device that can backup unused files to Blu-ray cartridges. Each prototype cartridge can store up to 1TB of data. Each contains discs that use the new BDXL format, standardized earlier this year. BDXL discs offer 128GB of storage on a write-once disc and 100GB on a rewritable disc.
The prototype device is packed with four hard disk drives providing storage with two additional slots capable of holding 8 discs. Each disc contains multiple recording layers. The device runs automatic back-ups where it transfers little used data from the hard disks to the cartridges.

The cartridges are loaded with RFID chips which can be scanned with a handheld scanner, allowing users to quickly find out what a cartridge contains.

The prototype was shown off at CEATEC in Japan and the company hopes to put it on the market in 2011.

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119.10.2010 17:06

Yes please!

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