The Sony and Panasonic companies concluded the cooperation agreement in area of development of an optical disk of the new generation intended for long-term storage of information. Sony and Panasonic will combine the efforts and technological practices belonging to them for joint achievement of a common goal — development and start in production of an optical disk with a capacity at least 300 Gb intended for professional use. The companies while continue negotiations on specifications and parameters of future format of data recording. Sony and Panasonic intend to finish development of a disk of a new format with a capacity of 300 Gb by the end of 2015. According to representatives of the companies, the main destination of the carriers possessing such qualities, as moisture and frost resistance, ability to maintain differences of temperatures — to be a basis for creation of long-term storages of information.
General Electric announced the creation of an optical disk which is able to record 500GB of data on disk, whose dimensions don’t exceed the DVD, about the same speed as the Blue Ray. Information on this disk can store hundreds of years, of course if you follow the ideal storage conditions.