New advancements in optical disc technology are continuing to make their way into the consumer market. For instance, BDXL is the newest format in the Blu-ray category. BDXL consists of 100GB BD-R/RE and 128GB BD-R discs. Boasting even more capacity, these discs should (at one point or another) be part of your archive arsenal.
But you don’t need to wait to enjoy the benefits of Blu-ray. You can start enjoying the benefits immediately with units such as the DIGISTOR line of Blu-ray products. For those concerned about future compatibility with this new format, fear no more. All DIGISTOR Blu-ray drives and the include REWIND™ software, comes with built in support for BDXL straight out of the box. This hardware/software combination, along with REWIND’S endless disc-to-disc spanning, means your archive can truly be limitless.
In addition, there’s already so much out there for existing dual layer (50GB) and single layer (25GB) counterparts. Watch as prices on these BDXL discs drop and most likely have a trickledown effect on single/dual layer discs as well.
By adding just 1 additional layer (3 total) to the typical 50GB disc, there’s now 100GB available space at your disposal. How can this be done you ask? Simply by putting more data on each layer (33.3GB to be exact). Think of how many of us have small hard drives with data we want to keep, and ideally stored on something other than conventional USB flash, hard disk or SSD that’s completely vulnerable to electrometric fields I might add. Simply put, no other format has this much capacity and electrometric immunity that Blu-ray XL can deliver.
Let me help by breaking it down to the all the various formats available on Blu-ray discs:
25GB BD-R single layer – A solid, reliable, most cost effective powerhouse that’s the fastest of the bunch for writing – up to 16X on some burners. Due to their simplicity, they’re inherently the most compatible for use with stand-alone Blu-ray players and PS3 gaming console.
50GB BD-R dual layer – Offers more space per disc with a reasonable price premium.
100GB BD-R and 125GB triple/quad layer: The latest and the greatest, requiring new Blu-ray hardware and updated software to burn. DIGISTOR supports BDXL media in REWIND, and we also sell 100GB BD-R discs.