Sony to ship blue laser storage rig next month

Sony has started to ship its new blue laser technology – how long before red lasers become defunct?

Sony’s 23.3GB blue laser optical storage system will finally come to market next month, when the company ships products based on the technology. Those products were to have shipped in the summer.

Aimed at the kind of high-end storage applications traditionally delivered by 5.25in, 9.1GB Magneto Optical (MO) discs, the Professional Disc for Data (PDD) – as Sony is now calling it – was launched last April.