A new optical disk formula for long-term storage
Sony has always been known as the pioneer of many technological inventions and Panasonic has always stayed ahead with their best quality. Thanks to Sony and Panasonic, we now have a long-term storage option in disc form with the new Archival Disc format. It has a vast storage space which falls between 300GB and 1TB. The non-HDD form factor is continuously being improved by these two companies so it gains more resistance to extremity in temperatures and humidity.
Sony and Panasonic is also promising to deliver the "inter-generational compatibility" among different formats as the standard matures. But so far this has only been in words and we will have to wait to see it for ourselves. The team up in the initial stages was signed up a year back in July but there is a long wait ahead of us and the first of the disks will make their appearance in the summer of 2015.