Imation launches TDK LoR’s dual-layer 50 GB Blu-Ray discs in India


Mumbai: Imation India, a subsidiary of Imation Corp, has launched the TDK LoR’s new dual-layer 50 GB Blu-ray Discs capable of recording at 4x speed in India.

The four new TDK LoR Blu-ray Discs include the BD-R25 (single-sided, single-layer, 25GB) and BD-R50 (single-sided, dual-layer, 50GB) write-once type discs, as well as the BD-RE25 (single-sided, single-layer, 25GB) and BD-RE50 (single-sided, dual-layer, 50GB) rewritable discs.

Imation India business development director (India & SAARC) Sanjay Koul said, "Driven by the continuously evolving data storage requirements, as well as the rapid emergence of high-definition broadcasting, demand has grown for discs that have larger capacities and higher-speed recording than previous formats. The TDK LoR’s BD-R and BD-RE products are bare, cartridge-free discs that rise to the challenge by delivering larger capacities and high speed recording without requiring a cumbersome cartridge to ensure reliability."

TDK LoR Blu-ray Discs incorporate a recording layer comprised of inorganic material. The discs are further highlighted by TDK LoR’s exclusive DURABIS 2 hard coating technology, an ultra-smooth cover layer created through the innovative spin coating method, and a host of other advanced TDK LoR technologies that enable the creation of high-reliability media.

Since Blu-ray Disc media’s data tracks are quite narrow even in comparison with DVD media, precise and stable interaction between the laser and the recording material is especially critical to ensuring error-free recording and playback. DURABIS 2 gives the recording surface extremely high resistance to scratches, fingerprint smudges and other dirt, thus eliminating the need for a protective cartridge.

A TDK LoR 4x 25GB Blu-ray Disc can be fully recorded in 22 minutes, and a TDK LoR 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.