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Verbatim, Millenniata launch MDISC 100GB Blu-ray Disc for lifetime archival

Verbatim and Millenniata announce the first 100GB Blu-ray optical discs to enable individual consumers or small and medium sized enterprises to utilise large-scale optical storage with over 1,000 year archival storage life.

This latest Blu-ray media is being manufactured at Verbatim's Mizushima factory in Japan and has undergone rigorous and extensive tests to ensure both performance and compliance. Manufactured in accordance with the standard BDXL specification, the 100 GB M-DISC media will work in any BDXL capable Blu-ray drive.

The 100GB BD M-DISC has been tested by Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (Verbatim's parent company), Millenniata and independent third parties according to the internationally-accepted lifetime testing standard ISO/IEC 16963 (2nd edition). The outcome claims to be a remarkable average lifetime of more than 2,000 years with no more than one failure per 100,000 discs expected, after more than 1,000 years at 250C (770F) and 50% relative humidity. In other words, data can be reliably stored for many centuries on the 100 GB BD M-DISC in a typical home or office environment!

The one-time writable 100GB M-DISC Blu-ray media will be available for shipment globally through the established sales and distribution channels of Verbatim and Millenniata by the end of February 2015.

Story filed 07.02.15

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