Maxell PD-50DL XDCAM 50GB Professional Hard Disk Recording Medium


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About Maxell PD-50DL

The Maxell PD-50DL is a professional hard disk recording medium for the Sony XDCAM series of camcorders. It provides 50 gigabytes of storage with fast transfer speeds, superior durability and the ability to record over again at least 1,000 times without any problems.

Maxell PD-50DL Features

  • 50GBCapacity: Blue-violet laser powered recording, with an extremely short wavelength, maximizes data storage to a whopping 50 gigabytes.
  • Laser-Cutting-Control Technology: An ultra-low-pitch data track is realized with high-precision laser-cutting-control technology; a track pitch of a mere 0.32im (less than half that of DVD-R's 0.74im) is achieved while the integrity of the grooves are maintained.
  • High-Speed Data Transfer: High-sensitivity phase change materials and optimized layer structuring allows high-speed transfer rates of ~86Mbps for recording and ~126Mbps for playback.
  • Protective Layer: This disc achieves a durable recording surface with greatly enhanced resistance to dust and scratching, developed for professional-use discs. It employs a high precision cartridge to protect against dust and handling errors caused by excessive use.
  • Long-Term Storage Capability: Long-term storage capability of over 50 years and disc can be re-recorded up to 1,000 times without any significant changes.

Maxell PD-50DL Specifications

Storage Capacity
50 GB
Laser Wavelength
405 nm
Disc Speed
Data Transfer Rate
86 Mbps (1 optical head)
Disc Diameter
120 mm
Cartridge Size
128.6x130.6x9.1 mm
Recording Layer
Phase-change Material
Erase/write/read Cycles
> 1,000 times
Read Cycles
> 1,000,000 times
Estimated Shelf And Archival Life
> 50 years
Dimensions (WxHxD)
128.6 x 130.6 x 9.1mm

Maxell PD-50DL Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers


From S*ny to the Max... ell!


from Los Angeles

I have used the S*ny XDCAM discs on client projects for years until last year when I purchased the Maxell equivalent for a project I line produced and I have been using them on everything since. Everyone has saved money, received the same high quality and been very pleased with this product. We use the Maxell PD-50DL and the Maxell PD-23SL in S*ny PDW-F800 and PDW-700 cameras and in all post readers and decks. We record in the MPEG HD422 mode. Having both disc lengths at hand has also lent a hand in dollar savings. No negative data thus far. Thank you Adorama and thank you Maxell, Marcus Martinez Engineer/Line Producer Los Angeles


High Capacity, GREAT price on XDcam Disc


from Denver, CO  -  Power User

When I am working for a client in HD with my Sony PDW-800 who wants to leave location with an external hard drive full of files, I reach for a box of Maxell 50 DL XDcam discs. They are in-expensive and have a high capacity. I can shoot for a long time before changing out discs. Extra discs are small and easy to carry in a fanny back. Highly reliable and re-usable after file download with a re-format in the camera.

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