Lucas123 writes: "Sanyo today said it has created a new blue laser diode with the ability to transfer data up to 12 times as fast as previous technologies. The laser, which emits 450 milliwatts miliwatt bean — about double that of previous Blu-ray Disc systems — can read and write data on discs with up to four data layers, affording Blu-ray players the ability to store 100GB on a disc or 8 hours of high-definition video."
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