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14th January 2007, 08:21

Ritek boasting ten-layer HD DVD / Blu-ray discs? (http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/12/ritek-boasting-ten-layer-hd-dvd-blu-ray-discs/)
Posted Jan 12th 2007 6:16PM by Darren Murph (http://www.engadget.com/bloggers/darren-murph)

Forget single-layer (http://www.engadget.com/2006/05/05/sony-ships-25gb-blu-ray-recordables-50gb-to-come-in-june/) media, that dual-layer (http://www.engadget.com/2006/06/22/mitsubishis-30gb-dual-layer-hd-dvd-r-media-ready-in-july/) stuff that was all the rage last year, and even the triple-layered (http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/01/08/51gb-triple-layer-hd-dvds-in-the-pipeline/) flavor that got announced just days ago. Heck, even an eight-layer (http://www.engadget.com/2006/04/12/tdk-hard-at-work-on-8-layer-200gb-blu-ray-disc/) disc would be forced to bow down (http://www.engadget.com/2006/04/28/tdk-ok-were-done-with-the-200gb-recordable-blu-ray/) to the sure-to-be-outdone-soon ten-layer rendition supposedly crafted by Ritek. No sooner than we all celebrated the idea of a 51GB HD DVD, Ritek has reportedly "designed HD media with a full ten layers," not to mention the supposed three - and four-layer (http://www.engadget.com/2005/05/19/tdk-announces-100gb-blu-ray-disc/) coasters it has laying around while working its way up. As if that weren't impressive enough, it also claims that this multi-layer process can be applied to both HD DVD and Blu-ray, a feat that Toshiba's recent creation can't quite compete with. Of course, Ritek (http://wearables.engadget.com/2007/01/09/riteks-16gb-and-32gb-ssds-starting-at-a-low-low-169/) officials were quick to point out that the "real barrier to this advancement is the lack of reader / writer laser diodes to support the additional layers," but if there really are 250GB BD discs just waiting to get spun, those lasers (http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/01/11/sanyos-blue-laser-to-speed-up-hd-dvd-blu-ray-burning/) aren't too far behind.