Blu-ray media was created to supersede DVD media we use. Blu-ray discs can store more data, 25GB for the single layer, 50GB for the dual layer, 100GB for a triple layer and an astounding 128GB for a quadruple layer disc. Their storage capacity make them ideal for HD media, such as movies, video games, etc.
HD video of 1080p and 60 FPS (frames per second) can easily be stores on a Blu-ray disc.
This media will require a drive capable of reading Blu-ray, if you purchase a writable or re-writable Blu-ray disc your drive will need to be compatible with that as well (this should be indicated in the drive specification).
Did you know?
The Blu-ray Disc Association developed the Blu-ray format. The initial Blu-ray Disc prototype was unveiled in the year 2000 (in the month of October), the first player (prototype) was released in Japan in the year 2003 (in the month of April). Blu-ray development continued until the official release in the year 2006 (in the month of June).