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Verbatim Launches BD-R XL 100 GB Discs

Verbatim announced that it is launching its new Blu-ray BD-R XL 100GB (triple-layer) discs in Europe.

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Verbatim introduces 100GB Blu-ray recordable discs in Europe

Eschborn, Germany – October 1, 2012 – Verbatim is launching a Blu-ray Disc™ to run on BDXL™-compatible readers and writers with a super-sized 100GB of storage capacity – four times higher than storage on a standard recordable Blu-ray Disc.

Certified by the BDA (Blu-ray Disc Association), the high capacity recordable Blu-ray Discs from Verbatim enable users to backup high resolution photography, music or HD video files at 4x write speed. With 100GB storage, the BDXL discs can approximately store over 40,000 photos, 20,000 songs or 8 hours of HD video.

Blu-ray Discs offer significantly more storage capacity compared to DVD and CD media resulting in far fewer discs being required to save large volumes of data. Standard Blu-ray Discs provide storage capacities of 25GB for a single-layer disc and 50GB for a dual-layer disc, but Verbatim’s BDXL disc includes a third layer to give it a storage capacity of 100GB. The discs come with a specialised hard coat surface to protect them against scratches.

Blu-ray Discs are regarded as a key optical storage media for professional archiving in addition to HD television recording and video distribution. Another emerging application is content distribution using duplication equipment where Blu-ray Discs with inkjet or thermal printable surfaces are duplicated for small-scale distribution projects.

“Verbatim’s 100GB BDXL Blu-ray Discs are ideal for all professionals dealing with image or file production that need high-capacity discs for archiving purposes,” explains Rüdiger Theobald, EMEA Marketing Director at Verbatim. “Consumers can rely on meticulous quality controls during our manufacturing process to ensure Verbatim’s Blu-ray products will never fail to disappoint. Backed by the expertise of Verbatim’ s parent company Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Verbatim remains the number one optical storage media brand worldwide.”

Verbatim’s BDXL 100GB Blu-ray Discs are available to buy across Europe in September and cost €45.

In Japan, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media also plans to introduce a professional 100GB ‘Enterprise Grade’ BD-R BDXLTM developed especially for digital archiving of corporate documents. The discs’ optimal recording capabilities are best served by Pioneer Corporation’s BDR-PR1M and BDR-PR1MA – dedicated BD drives that provide professional users with excellent first time recording of data to ensure longer disc life and retrieval of stored information.

About Verbatim
Since 1969, Verbatim has been shaping the development of data storage technology – from Floppy Disks and Magneto-Optical storage media, CD and DVD formats to the latest High Definition media Blu-ray. Moreover, Verbatim offers high quality products in the field of Portable USB Drives, Flash Memory Cards, SSD and External Hard Drives as well as a broad variety of computer Accessories. Verbatim is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Kagaku Media which is part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group and benefits from the outstanding research and development department. With these innovations Verbatim has played a key role in shaping the storage media market. Ultra-strict quality controls during the manufacturing process ensure the high quality of Verbatim’s products, which have been the winners of numerous international comparative tests. The company is the worldwide market leader for Optical Media. For more information, please visit