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Windows 7: New M-Disc Technology Promises Permanent Data Retention

09 Aug 2011   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 



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09 Aug 2011   #12
KremmenUK

MSDN Home Premium
 
 

I don't use CD/DVD anymore.

Switched to flash memory and never had a problem.
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09 Aug 2011   #13
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm, what about reducing the size of the disk itself? It's been done with the hard drive, the old arse floppy drive, but the CD has been the same size since ever.
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09 Aug 2011   #14
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Or at least make small disks more mainstream and expand on those.
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09 Aug 2011   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HQuest View Post
It lasts forever, or lasts until last reader unit exists? That's a big difference.
True.

Fast forward 800 years , a box full of M-Discs are found in an archaeological dig. The discs may survive, but how are you going to read them?

Any compatible devices will be long gone.

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Still, anything which is able to survive longer than current discs is welcome.
That's it's real benefit. Then again, how long will it be a valid media with M-readers being common place for an extended period of time?

Just look at how much change has occurred in the past 20 years - I'm sure many people still have floppy discs/zip drive tapes floating around without a way to read them any more.


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Did you noticed how badly scratched are those rented movie discs nowadays? -- assuming you know what a disc rental is, now in the streaming days
I don't think I've set foot in a video store for nealy 5 years now, but I remember.

I lost track of the times I had to 'restore' a Disc before I could use it.

Good times
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09 Aug 2011   #16
preiius

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I want something other than hd to backup my files. You know knocking a drive the wrong way could have disastrous consequences, but 4.7GB is just nowhere enough.
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09 Aug 2011   #17
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Heh heh heh
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09 Aug 2011   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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That's it's real benefit. Then again, how long will it be a valid media with M-readers being common place for an extended period of time?
I thought the discs were readable by existing optical drives?

Even so I get your point. Remember Starman movie? They sent a phonograph record with people from Earth saying Hello in like 300 languages. I know what would happen. If the advanced race got it to play, they wouldn't think "wow greetings in a bunch of different languages" they would think "I can't figure out what these primnitives are trying to say! There's no pattern at all to their stupid language!! We are definitely staying away from that planet of savages!"
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11 Aug 2011   #19
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 
New DVD discs claim 1,000 year life

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The recording surface of Millenniata's M-DISC is virtually indestructible. The company claims that its DVD drive–readable discs will last for ... wait for it ... 1,000 years.
That's what the Provo, Utah, firm says, anyway.
Read More at : New DVD discs claim 1,000 year life € The Register
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11 Aug 2011   #20
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'll be a monkeys uncle...really. If it really does then that's awesome.
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