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

    Blu-ray Disc® rewriteable media is identified with gold trim on the packaging and the BD-RE designation. Blu-ray Disc recordable (write once) media is identified with grey trim on the packaging and the BD-R designation.

    Currently, 50GB and 25GB capacity Blu-ray Disc media is available in both the BD-RE rewriteable and BD-R recordable formats. The 50GB capacity media are Dual Layer.



    • Larger Blu-ray Disc media capacities will be available in the future.
    • To purchase Blu-ray Disc media, Blu-ray Disc movies, and other Blu-ray Disc products, visit the Sony Store.

      Please contact a local or online authorized retailer to purchase a Sony product.

      For customers in Canada:

    • Not all computers have an internal Blu-ray Disc optical drive. To determine if your computer has a Blu-ray Disc optical drive, use this procedure .

    Blu-ray Disc media include these features:

    • 50GB capacity - Each disc can hold more than 10 standard DVDs.
    • 25GB capacity - Each disc can hold more than 5 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 rewriteable media only) - New recording layer that is extremely durable under repeated rewrite cycles.