Toshiba Samsung Korea has announced completion of technical development of its Gen-Next, Blu Ray Disc Drives...
Finally... TSST (Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corp) Korea has announced completion of the technical development of its much-awaited, Gen-Next, Blu Ray Disc Drives.
Drawing upon the enhanced design of Samsung's External DVD Writer; the company's Blu Ray Disc Drive has a sophisticated black and silver color design. The Blu Ray drive is eco-friendly, and supports Firmware Live Updates that allow users to ensure that they always have the latest Blu Ray firmware version.
While current DVDs use red laser (650nm) to read and write data; Blu Ray uses blue laser (405nm) for the same. Hence the Blu Ray beam is able to focus more precisely and read information recorded in pits that are only 0.16 microns long. The smaller pit length allows for storage up to 25GB in a single layer disc; this is about five times more than what is storable on a standard DVD disc. On a double-layer disc, Blu Ray offers storage capacity of up to 50GB.
A single-layer Blu Ray Disc can record over 2 hours of HDTV or more than 13 hours of standard-definition TV. The Blu Ray format promises to enable consumers to enjoy High Definition Blu Ray ROM movies at home, plus record Digital Broadcast Programming.
Albert Kim, national sales manager - storage systems, Samsung SSI, said, "As a global technology leader, Samsung is always on the forefront of cutting-edge technologies, working to provide consumers with best-of-breed products. Samsung's announcement of the completion of its Blu Ray disc drive, is a major step ahead in the ODD technology battleground."
Samsung Electronics - a member of the Blu Ray Disc Association, will simultaneously launch internal and external Blu Ray Disc drives in 2006, through the company's distribution channel.