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New Blu-ray laser can result in write speeds of up to 10x

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    zekrahminator McLovin

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    Blu-ray disks are currently limited to a slow 2x write speed, as are the burners. Fortunately, Nichia Corporation looks to change that.
    Nichia hopes to make these available by mid 2008. Of course, Blu-ray disks have to be made that can actually support this gigantic boost in burn speeds.

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    Sweet now if we could just get those nasty prices to come down!
     
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    Nice, if I could buy a bluray drive for under 100$ that would be nice, same for HD-DVD drive.
     
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    Agreed. Lower prices and this is a sweet deal. However, 1000 hrs of operation seems paltry. How about years of operation instead :)
     
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    That's 1000hrs WRITE stability... not read. Read is pretty much unlimited. Problem is that 320mw is a HUGE output power... needed for burning at this speed... and the thing basically fries itself.
     
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    Yeah, aren't DVD burner diodes around 50mw?
     
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    I think it's 60, while CDs are 30. I want to say there was a big hooplah when the first burners for DVDs were coming out, and it was double or some such nonsense. I could be terribly off my mark and thinking of something else though.
     
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    bit of a weird question, is the 2x speed of bluray the same as 2x speed of dvd-rw? because before i got a dvd-rw and had my old teac cd-rw 16x. Writing a cd-r @ 16x would take probably more time as writing a near full dvd-r @ 16x ? so is it in comparison or do i just remember cd-r's taking longer when infact its the same speed.
     

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