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Archival media disc storage

by Willy / November 5, 2013 2:26 PM PST

Since more than once mention of data storage for prolonged periods has been asked, I like to post this new info I came across.

Unlike older "gold" disc type CD/DVDs that can maintain for several yrs. this new disc offers it can for 1,000s of yrs. Which seems to be a long time in anyone's book. The product is called, M-disc. The process burns data discs at a slower rate but the payoff is enduring data storage. The link will explain the full features of M-disc.

Of course, it seems the cost is more expensive but in light of prolonged storage that seems to be worth it. The caveat maybe having a "player" to retrieve this data, but a normal CD/DVD will read M-disc burned data as well. However, you will need a M-disc capable burner drive to accomplish actual burning of a disc.

tada -----Willy Happy

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On target with the dependencies
by Steven Haninger / November 5, 2013 5:44 PM PST

Know anyone who archived all their vinyl to 8-track? Wink

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Old media
by Willy / November 6, 2013 10:26 PM PST

I had many oil companies in the 80's that had huge storage of tape reels. These were needed as HDs were expensive and basically only handled the immediate needs, of course that did change. The tapes became cartridges, the smaller HD packs, then CDs. These in turn were never thrown out once new media took over. I can imagine that some old nuclear bunker stores them now. Wink -----Willy

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