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Podcasts / Episode 55: Blu-ray speeds
« on: June 06, 2006, 09:19:51 pm »
Hey Steve / Listeners,

Just listening to the podcast now and Steve was talking about Blu-ray drives in the new Alienware boxes. You mentioned that the burn/read speed of 2x will be slow to burn 50GB, and this is no doubt true, so I decided to find out just how slow it would be for you.

According to this Blu-Ray FAQ ( ) , 2x speed is 72Mbps (Megabits per second). So, according to my trusty Google calculator, burning an entire 50GB disc will take approximately 94 minutes!

Not very convenient at all. For those who actually intend to get one of these, perhaps you should wait till they have 4, 8 or 12x burn speeds.

Calculations (for those interested):

((50 * 1024 * 8) / 72) / 60

(([GB] * [MB in one GB] * [bits in a Byte]) / [Mb per second] ) / [seconds in a minute]

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