Sharp aimed to achieve World Record for World’s Largest Capacity Disc.
Data storage disks which started from 1.44MB Floppy disks have come across a long way, Introducing CD's, DVD's and the high capacity Blu-ray disks. Sharp is going to take one step ahead and from the Beginning of July 30, 2010 it is going to sell its VR-100BR1 triple-layer Blu-ray disc which are writable for once capable of storing upto 100GB of data.
"This disc media product conforms to the new BDXL format specification that extends the storage capacity of Blu-ray discs to 100GB, twice the 50GB storage capacity of existing dual-layer discs," Sharp said. "This new format enables recording approximately 12 hours of terrestrial digital TV broadcasts or approximately 8.6 hours of BS digital TV broadcasts."
This will get Sharp the world record of the world's first triple-layer Blu-ray media to come with 100GB of storage capacity and to keep all the data safe it comes with a "hard coat" process to prevent scratches and fingerprint contamination. Owing to the huge capacity size the discs will also hold a massive price is 5000 Yen for Japanese around 60US$ per disc.