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Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Recordable (or BD-R) refers to two direct to disc optical disc recording technologies that can be recorded on to an optical disc with an optical disc recorder. BD-R discs can be written to once, whereas BD-RE ( Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Recordable Erasable) can be erased and re-recorded multiple times. Disc capacities are 25 GB for single-layer discs, 50 GB for double-layer discs,[1] 100 GB for triple-layer, and 128 GB for quadruple-layer (in BD-R only).[2] The minimum speed at which a Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc can be written is 36 megabits (4.5 megabytes) per second.[3]

Contents

1 Version

1.1 BD-RE versions

1.1.1 Version 1.0—RE 1.0 1.1.2 Version 2.0—RE 2.0 1.1.3 Version 3.0—RE 3.0 1.1.4 Version 4.0—RE 4.0—(BDXL)

1.2 BD-R versions

1.2.1 Version 1.0—R 1.0 1.2.2 Version 2.0—R 2.0 1.2.3 Version 3.0—R 3.0 (BDXL)

2 Speed 3 Pricing 4 BD-R LTH (low to high) 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Version[edit] There are four versions of Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Recordable Erasable (BD-RE) and three versions of Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Recordable (BD-R). Each version includes three Parts (a.k.a. Books): Basic Format Specifications, File System Specifications, Audio Visual Basic Specifications. Each part has sub-versions (e.g. R2 Format Specification includes Part 3: Audio Visual Basic Specifications Ver.3.02, Part 2: File
File
System Specifications Ver. 1.11, Part 1: Basic Format Specifications Ver. 1.3).[4][5][6] BD-RE versions[edit] Version 1.0—RE 1.0[edit]

defined in 2002 unique BD File
File
System (BDFS) not computer compatible BDAV ( Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Audio/Visual) application format[7] BDCP as content protection[8][9]

Version 2.0—RE 2.0[edit]

defined in 2005 UDF 2.5 file system for computer use the use of AACS[10] added Hybrid Format—defined for combined discs of BD/CD or BD/DVD. However, BD recording media (BD-RE and BD-R) are inapplicable. This book is attached to "Part 1 Basic Format Specifications" of every format, except BD-RE Version 1.[11] BD-R Version 1.0 follows this specification[12]

Version 3.0—RE 3.0[edit]

defined in September 2006 camcorder (8 cm) discs added—camcorder is added as one of BD product categories backward compatible with Version 2.0 added BDMV ( Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Movie) application format[13][14] BD-R Version 2.0 follows this specification

Version 4.0—RE 4.0—(BDXL)[edit]

defined in June 2010 a multi-layered rewritable in BDAV with the speed of 2× and 4× capable of 100 GB and usage of UDF 2.5 as file system and Professional Device is a newly added as one of BD product categories[15][16]

BD-R versions[edit] Version 1.0—R 1.0[edit]

defined in 2005 UDF 2.5 file system for computer use uses AACS BD-R Version 1 Part 3 is the same book as BD-RE Version 2 Part 3[17] add BD-R Low To High (BD-R LTH) standard.[18]

Version 2.0—R 2.0[edit]

defined in September 2006 camcorder (8 cm) discs added—camcorder is added as one of BD product categories backward compatible with Version 1 added BDMV ( Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Movie) application format BD-R Version 2 Part 3 is the same book as BD-RE Version 3 Part 3[4]

Version 3.0—R 3.0 (BDXL)[edit]

defined in June 2010 a multi-layered recordable in BDAV with 2× and 4× speeds capable of 100/128 GB and usage of UDF 2.5/2.6 as file system and Professional Device is newly added as one of the BD product categories[19]

Speed[edit]

Drive speed Data rate 25GB BD-R(E) write time 50GB BD-R(E) DL (25GB/layer) write time 100GB BR-R(E) XL TL (~33GB/layer) write time

1×[1] 36 Mbit/s 4.5 MB/s 4.29 MiB/s ~95 min. ~190 min. ~380 min.

2× 72 Mbit/s 9 MB/s 8.58 MiB/s ~47 min. ~94 min. ~188 min.

4× 144 Mbit/s 18 MB/s 17.17 MiB/s ~24 min. ~48 min. ~96 min.

6× 216 Mbit/s 27 MB/s 25.75 MiB/s ~16 min. ~32 min. ~64 min.

8× 288 Mbit/s 36 MB/s 34.33 MiB/s ~12 min. ~24 min. ~48 min.

10× 360 Mbit/s 45 MB/s 42.92 MiB/s ~10 min. ~20 min. ~40 min.

12× 432 Mbit/s 54 MB/s 51.50 MiB/s ~8 min. ~16 min. ~32 min.

14× 504 Mbit/s 63 MB/s 60.08 MiB/s ~7 min. ~14 min. ~28 min.

15× 540 Mbit/s 67.5 MB/s 64.37 MiB/s ~7 min ~13 min. ~26 min.

16× 576 Mbit/s 72 MB/s 68.66 MiB/s ~6 min. ~12 min. ~24 min.

Note: Add extra time for disc verification phase and time for erasing the disc in the case of BD-RE. Pricing[edit] As of July 2013[update] (approximate pricing)

BD-R/RE drive US$50 and above[20]

As of February 2014[update] (approximate pricing)

6× single-layer BD-R disc (25 GB) US$0.40 each in quantity;[21] 6× double-layer BD-R disc (50 GB) US$2.40 in quantity;[22] 2× single-layer BD-RE disc (25 GB) US$1.60 in quantity;[23] 2× double-layer BD-RE disc (50 GB) US$4.57 in quantity;[24]

As of February 2014[update] (approximate pricing)

4x BD-R XL disc (100 GB) US$45 each;[25][26]

As of November 2016 (approximate pricing)

4x BD-R XL disc (100 GB) US$6 in quantity;[27]

BD-R LTH (low to high)[edit] BD-R LTH is a write-once Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc format that features an organic dye recording layer. "Low To High" refers to the reflectivity changing from low to high during the burning process, which is the opposite of normal Blu-rays, whose reflectivity changes from high to low during writing. The advantage of BD-R LTH is it can protect a manufacturer's investment in DVD-R/ CD-R
CD-R
manufacturing equipment because it does not require investing in new production lines and manufacturing equipment. The manufacturer only needs to modify current equipment; it doesn't need to invest in new production lines and equipment. This is expected to lower the cost of disc manufacturing.[28] Old Blu-ray
Blu-ray
players and recorders cannot utilize BD-R LTH; however, a firmware upgrade can enable devices to access BD-R LTH. Panasonic released such a firmware update in November 2007 for its DMR-BW200, DMR-BR100 and MR-BW900/BW800/BW700 models.[29] Pioneer was expected to ship the first LTH BD drives in Spring 2008.[30] Sony upgraded the PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
firmware enabling BD-R LTH reading in March, 2008.[31] In 2011, France's Ministry of Culture and Communication conducted a study on the suitability of data archival of LTH (low to high) discs compared to HTL (high to low) discs. The data they collected indicated that the overall quality of LTH discs is worse than HTL discs.[32][33] See also[edit]

Blu-ray
Blu-ray
portal

Optical disc
Optical disc
authoring

References[edit]

^ a b " Blu-ray
Blu-ray
FAQ: How much data can you fit on a Blu-ray
Blu-ray
disc?". blu-ray.com (not affiliated with the Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association). Retrieved 2010-01-09.  ^ AfterDawn.com. "BDA approves BDXL quad-layer Blu-ray
Blu-ray
standard". AfterDawn. Retrieved 2017-02-24.  ^ " Blu-ray
Blu-ray
FAQ: How fast can you read/write data on a Blu-ray
Blu-ray
disc?". blu-ray.com (not affiliated with the Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association). Retrieved 2010-06-03.  ^ a b Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association. "R2 Format Specification". Retrieved 2010-06-10.  ^ White paper – Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Format, 3. File
File
System Specifications for BD-RE, R, ROM, August 2004 (PDF), retrieved 2010-06-10  ^ Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association. " Blu-ray
Blu-ray
– All Books, As of June 2010" (PDF).  ^ Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association. "RE1 Format Specification". Archived from the original on 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-06-10.  ^ Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association. "RE1 Content Protection". Archived from the original on 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2010-06-10.  ^ Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association. "RE (Key) 1 Content Protection". Archived from the original on 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2010-06-10.  ^ Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association. "RE 2 Content Protection". Retrieved 2010-06-10.  ^ Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association. "Hybrid Format Specification". Retrieved 2010-06-10.  ^ "Format Specification - RE2". www.blu-raydisc.info. Retrieved 2017-02-24.  ^ "Format Specification - RE3". www.blu-raydisc.info. Retrieved 2017-02-24.  ^ "Format Specification - R2". www.blu-raydisc.info. Retrieved 2017-02-24.  ^ Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association. "RE4 Format Specification (BDXL)". Retrieved 2010-06-18.  ^ Staff Reporter (2015-12-21). "Portable Blu-Ray Players features". NotASingleDrop. Retrieved 2017-02-24.  ^ Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association. "R1 Format Specification". Retrieved 2010-06-10.  ^ LTH was included in the " Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Recordable Format Ver.1.2" specifications. cdrinfo.com ^ Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association. "R3 Format Specification (BDXL)". Retrieved 2010-06-10.  ^ Electronics, Computers & Accessories, Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Burners. Amazon. Retrieved on 2012-05-16. ^ [1]. Amazon. Retrieved on 2014-07-16. ^ Smart Buy 50 Pack Bd-r Dl 50gb 6x Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Double Layer Recordable Disc Blank Logo Data Video Media 50-discs Spindle.... Amazon. Retrieved on 2014-08-19. ^ 25 Sony Bluray Rewritable Disk Bd-re 25gb Blu Ray Made in Japan Version Printable. Amazon. Retrieved on 2014-02-04. ^ Blu-ray
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Disc for TDK Lor Recording One to 2x Super-硬 Series Bd-re Dl (Two-layer Disk of Long Time) 50gb Atbev-50hcpwa10z (Japan Import). Amazon. Retrieved on 2014-02-04. ^ Verbatim BD-R XL - 4x 100 GB. Google Shopping. Retrieved on 2014-02-08. ^ DIGISTOR 100GB 4X Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Recordable BD-R XL Blank Media, White Inkjet Printable Surface. Amazon. Retrieved on 2014-03-26. ^ "Verbatim Storage media - BD-R TL - 4x 100 GB". www.google.com. Retrieved 2016-11-29.  ^ Pioneer and Mitsubishi Develop Low cost BD-R Discs Using Organic Recording Layers, CDR info . ^ Firmware Adds Support for LTH BD-R Discs to Panasonic
Panasonic
Recorders, CDR info . ^ Taiyo Yuden, Mitsubishi and Maxell Release First LTH BD-R Discs, CDR info . ^ PS3 firmware update v2.20 available – added support for LTH BD-R, After Dawn . ^ French research: Avoid Blu-ray
Blu-ray
LTH discs for data archival. myce. Retrieved on 2013-06-14. ^ Qualite des Disques Blu-Ray Enregistrables pour L’Archivage des Donnees Numeriques. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communica. Retrieved on 2013-06-14.

External links[edit]

Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Player BD-R Compatibility Chart

v t e

Blu-ray

Discs

Blu-ray
Blu-ray
(BD / BD-ROM) Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc recordable (BD-R / BD-RE) Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Java (BD-J) High Fidelity Pure Audio
High Fidelity Pure Audio
(HFPA) Total HD Ultra HD

Technology

Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc region codes Blu-ray
Blu-ray
& HD- DVD
DVD
comparison HDTV disc format war Blu-ray
Blu-ray
rot BD-AV Blue laser

Content protection

BD-ROM Mark BD+ Cinavia AACS HDCP

Groups

Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association (BDA) Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Founders (BDF) BD-R(E)(DL) manufacturers Disc manufacturers Player manufacturers

Hardware/Software/Content

VCR/ Blu-ray
Blu-ray
combo Blu-ray
Blu-ray
ripper Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc recorder 3D releases

Portal Category

v t e

High definition media

Media formats

Blu-ray China Blue High-definition Disc (CBHD) D-VHS HD DVD Holographic Versatile Disc Ultra HD Blu-ray

Promoter

Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc Association China High-definition DVD
DVD
Industry Association HD DVD
DVD
Promotion Group HVD Forum

Interactivity

Advanced Content BD-Java

Recordable formats

BD-R BD-RE HD DVD-R HD DVD-RAM HD DVD-RW

Comparison

Comparison of high definition optical disc formats

Copy prevention

AACS (BD, FVD, and HD DVD) BD+ (BD) HDCP (BD and HD DVD) ROM Mark (BD) Cinavia (BD)

Blu-ray
Blu-ray
players

TotalMedia Theatre CyberLink PowerDVD PlayStation 3 Sony BDP-S1 PlayStation 4 Xbox One

HD DVD
DVD
players

Xbox 360

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