PS3 can read new 400 GB Blu-ray Disc

The technology features 16 separate layers on a single-side Blu-ray disc.

Metal Gear Solid 4

Metal Gear Solid 4

Pioneer is now showcasing the biggest Blu-ray disc ever that can hold 400 GB worth of data. The technology features 16 separate layers on a single-side Blu-ray disc with 25 GB storage capacity on each layer, which totals 400 GB. Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima must be giddy about the prospects, seeing as how he loves lengthy cutscenes and the highest definition assets possible.

"The technology of the super multi-layer read-only disc is based on Blu-ray Disc (BD) with a breakthrough in material of reflective layers, according to Pioneer High Fidelity Taiwan. The specifications of the pick-up head (PUH) of the disc is the same as those for the PUH of blank BD discs, and therefore the Pioneer discs can be read on BD players, the company said."

Pioneer says the development plans are to create these super read-only discs in 2008-2010, rewritable discs in 2010-2012, and 1 TB discs in 2013.

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