Back in July word came out that Pioneer had developed a 400GB optical disc based on Blu-ray. This ability to grow to high densities is one of the primary reasons Blu-ray was superior to HD DVD, IMHO. And the best news was that Pioneer claimed the new discs could be read by existing Blu-ray drives. But nothing had really been heard since the first articles.
Now DIGITIMES has spotted the disc being exhibited at the IT Month fair currently taking place in Taipei, Taiwan. As before it is a 16-layer read-only disc, 25GB per layer just like Blu-ray. And they’re working on a 500GB, 20-layer version, with a 1TB target by 2013. The current version is targeted for 2008-2010, with rewritable discs in 2010-2012.
Spotted via Gizmodo.