TDK Announces High-Speed 4x Recording BDs

July 12, 2007

TDK announces two new write-once Blu-ray Discs (BDs) capable of recording at 4x speed. The discs are available in both 25GB and 50 GB BD-R versions scheduled for shipping later this summer.

“. . .Retail pricing is set at $19.99 for a 4x 25GB BD-R25B (recordable), while pricing for the 4x 50GB BD-R50B (recordable) has not been finalized. A TDK 4x 25GB Blu-ray Disc can be fully recorded in 22 minutes, and a TDK 4x 50GB Blu-ray Disc can be fully recorded in 45 minutes, cutting the recording time in half in comparison to 2x Blu-ray Disc media. Additionally, TDK announced that it will offer business customers the world’s first 50 piece spindles of 4x 25GB BD-R Blu-ray Disc media.”

To read the press release in its entirety visit the TDK Press Release Page.

About TDK

TDK Corporation is a manufacturer of blu-ray Disc media and a the Blu-ray Disc Association board member. They contributed to the development of BD technology by developing Durabis 2*, a hard coating technology used as an outer coating for the discs. This new hard coating allows the discs to have a thinner outer layer than HDDVD and standard DVDs. The thinner layer was needed to provides for better focusing of the laser within the drive mechanism. This technology ultimately was one of the key factors in enabling the increased disc capacity inherent in Blu-ray Discs.

*Durabis is a registered trademark of TDK Corporation.

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