Sony and Panasonic agree on Archival optical discs (coming Summer 2015)
Taking pictures is where the fun is, but the hard truth is that every photographer has to wear a mini IT system administrator hat in order to deal with backups and backups of backups and even more backups. And G-d forbid if you need to perform restores. Adding to the options (or the confusion) today is a new agreement between Sony and Panasonic for new Archival optical discs for long term storage. The first wave of products are expected to come out at some point in the summer of 2015. The first generation will offer 300GB per disk (write-once, dual side), with storage options increasing to 500GB and 1TB over time. More details as they get closer to release.