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What is the storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc® media?

Storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc® media

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The currently available Blu-ray Disc media consists of the 25GB capacity BD-RE Rewritable, the 25GB capacity BD-R Recordable, the 50GB capacity BD-RE DL (Dual Layer) Rewritable, and the 50GB capacity BD-R DL (Dual Layer) Recordable media.

Blu-ray Disc media also include these features:

- 25GB capacity discs can hold more than 5 standard DVDs and 50GB capacity discs can hold more than 10 standard DVDs. 
- Space for HD video recording - Massive hard disk backups and large multi-media files.
- Fast data transfer rate - Up to 72 Mbps.
- Scratch Guard - Hard coating protects against scratches and prevents dust and stains.
- Archival Reliability - Highly reliable recording material design resists image corruption and deterioration after long storage.
- Stable Writing - High-precision disc layer provides a level of disc flatness, which results in lower errors while recording and playback.
- Temperature Durability - High-precision disc structure made to prevent warping during severe changes in temperature and humidity.
- Overwriting Reliability (BD-RE Rewritable media only) - New recording layer that is extremely durable under repeated rewrite cycles.