Sony has announced the next evolution of its Blu-ray format. The new Archival Disc medium aims to offer up to 1TB of storage on one disc over time.
Over on Sony’s official site, the manufacturer confirmed that the first wave of Archival Disc Blu-rays will drop around summer 2015, and will offer 300GB of storage. Sony hopes to increase this limit to 500GB and then again to 1TB in future iterations of the medium. Blu-rays currently offer 50GB of storage.
The Archival Disc Blu-rays were developed as part of a collaboration between Sony and Panasonic, with a view to delivering a next-generation optical disc format for the long-term storage of data. The logo seen above will appear on Archival Disc products in due time, and will receive promotion from both Sony and Panasonic when available.
We’ll have more on this technology as it comes, but what do you think so far?