Japanese electronics manufacturer, Sharp, has announced the impending launch of their new VR-100BR1 blu-ray disc that will come with a staggering storage capacity of 100GB. What’s a 100GB? PCWorld explains that this is equivalent to 12 hours of regular digital TV broadcast or 9 hours satellite TV broadcasts.
The Sharp VR-100BR1 shall become available in Japan on July 30. The blu-ray disc is expected to subsequently be made available in USA and other markets though there is no word on the date at the moment. The company is also yet to make an announcement on the pricing. However, reports suggest that the high capacity blu-ray disc could be available at a price of $55 to $60.
The new Sharp VR-100BR1 conforms to the latest BDXL specifications that were instituted by the Blu-Ray Disc Association back in April this year. These new specifications allow storage of a maximum of 128GB. However these discs are non-writable and rewritable discs can only provide storage of up to 100GB.