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Posts Tagged ‘Data Storage’

Rampage 6 Rugged Tablet from Juniper Systems and SDG

Juniper Systems and SDG Systems have now partnered to launch to market, the Juniper Systems Rampage 6, also known as the Mesa Rugged Notebook. The Mesa Rugged Notebook has a 5.7-inch display and runs a customized version or the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. The device will be released in the 3rd quarter of this […]

Nokia Lumia 800 – Nokia Sea Ray

Nokia Lumia 800 is also known as Nokia Sea Ray. It was released very recently in the month of October and it is currently available in Nokia showroom and other showroom in affordable price. It has 2G GSM network and 3G HSDPA network. This Nokia Lumia 800 is the upgraded work of Nokia 710. Size […]

Kingmax PD-03 Flash Drive

One of the world famous memory brand renowned, had recently released a flash drive  named as PD-03, Kingmax PD-03 is both easy-on-the-go and compact data storage device, it has Black exteriors that are emphasized by three different colors such as red (Capacity : 4GB/32GB), green (Capacity : 2GB/16GB), blue (Capacity : 8GB) to create a […]

Chinese company Alibaba release new mobile Operating System

The E-Commerce company Alibaba Group has introduced its own mobile operating system for mobile phones and tablets in China. The aim of company is to promote its online products in its home country as both Android and Apple’s iOS devices are increasingly popular in China. Alibaba subsidiary Alibaba Cloud Computing launched the Aliyun operating system. […]

The Future of Data Centers

Get familiar with the Modular Data Center As companies grow it becomes more important for them to ensure their servers are well protected.  Traditionally there have been two options: Put everything in a room and pray that nothing goes wrong in there Put everything in a managed data center ensuring their gear is always on […]

OM Nanotech ZipMem USB Flash Drives

OM Nanotech has introduced its all new ZipMem USB Flash Drives in the Indian sub continent which comes in various capacities such as 6 GB, 10 GB and features a high-speed USB 2.0 interface along a with backward compatibility to USB 1.x.It also Supports Windows XP (SP1, SP2 and SP3), Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows […]

TOSHIBA G450

Introduction: The Toshiba G450 is Eye catching design, small and compact. In general, it has 2G Network (GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900) and 3G Network (HSDPA 2100). It was announced on 2008, January and it is available in market now. Dimension, display, and memory: It has the dimensions of 98 x 36 x 16 […]

250 DVDs In A Quarter-Sized Device — Coming Soon?

“I expect that the new method we developed will transform the microelectronic and storage industries, and open up vistas for entirely new applications,” said co-lead investigator Thomas Russell.

From NBC Bay Area News:

A new technique developed by scientists at UC Berkeley and University of Massachusetts Amherst may drastically increase the ability of devices to store things.

Cal officials called the technique “innovative and easily implemented,” on Thursday.

The method lets microscopic nanoscale elements precisely assemble themselves over large surfaces.

Scientists said the technique could soon open doors to dramatic improvements in the data storage capacity of electronic media.

Read more ….

Blu-ray Disc

Blu-ray Disc

Blu-ray Disc aka BD is an optical storage media that is next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of the world’s leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers. Its main use is to store the high definition video. The main advantage of Blu-ray is the sheer amount of data storage.

  • A single-layer Blu-ray disc, which is the same size of a standard DVD, can hold up to 27 GB of data.
  • A double-layer Blu-ray disc can store up to 50 GB.
Blu-ray DiscAll current optical disc such as DVD rely on a red laser to read and write data, the new format as BD uses a blue-violet laser instead, hence the name Blu-ray. The benefit of using a blue-violet laser is that it can focus the laser spot with even greater precision which permits data to be packed more tightly and stored in less space, so data storage increases even though it’s the same size as a CD/DVD. Apart from its storage capacity, it provides more interactivity to its users. With Blu-ray, you can:
  • record high-definition television without any quality loss
  • instantly skip to any spot on the disc
  • record one program while watching another on the disc
  • create play lists
  • edit or reorder programs recorded on the disc
  • automatically search for an empty space on the disc to avoid recording over a program
  • access the Web to download subtitles and other extra features
Blu-ray discs store data in form of pits – spiral grooves that run from the center of the disc to its edges. The design of the Blu-ray discs saves on manufacturing costs. Blu-ray also has a higher data transfer rate — 36 Mbps than DVD, which transfer at 10 Mbps. A Blu-ray disc can record 25 GB of material in just over an hour and a half.

Technical specifications of Blu-ray Disc :

Type : Standard disc size
Phyical size : 12 cm, single sided
Single Layer Capacity : 25 GB (23.28 GiB)
Dual Layer Capacity : 50 GB (46.56 GiB)

Type : Mini disc size
Phyical size : 8 cm, single sided
Single Layer Capacity : 7.8 GB (7.26 GiB)
Dual Layer Capacity : 15.6 GB (14.53 GiB)
Various variants of blu-ray Disc :
Mini Blu-ray Disc : It is a compact 8cm (~3in) diameter variant of the Blu-ray Disc that can store approximately 7.5GB of data.

BD9/BD5 Blu-ray Disc : BD9 and BD5 are lower capacity variants of the Blu-ray Disc that contain Blu-ray compatible video and audio streams contained on a conventional DVD optical disc.

AVCREC : AVCREC is an official lower capacity variant of the Blu-ray Disc used for storing Blu-ray Disc compatible content on conventional DVD discs.

Blu-ray Disc recordable : Blu-ray Disc recordable refers to two optical disc formats that can be recorded with an optical disc recorder. BD-R discs can be written to once, whereas BD-RE can be erased and re-recorded multiple times.