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

11 Aug 2011   #21

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

unfortunately none of us will be around to see if its true

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11 Aug 2011   #22

Win7 Pro 64

I still have a magneto optical drive and disks I bought back in mid 90's. Still works great. Supposed to last forever. The air force used these on the jets to record photos. Thought these would have been the latest and greatest for permanent retrievable storage. It's the 3.5 inch Fujitsu. I don't think any media is indestructible.
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12 Aug 2011   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

What kills the technology for me is the size of the disc. If the disc would have the same features but with 25 GB blu-ray storage, I would be amazed and I would totally go for it. For the size of a DVD? No... not worth it.
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14 Aug 2011   #24
xan K

Windows 7 x64

Great read! Well, I haven't backed up anything to optical media in quite a while. This may bring the "burning" fever back. (no pun intended)

btw, this is a good way to ensure that aliens find our pr0n backups intact, after we're extincted.
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15 Aug 2011   #25

Windows 7 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
unfortunately none of us will be around to see if its true
I remember when CDROM came out. 640 MB of data on one disc when the average HD was about 100 MB. And this was read-only and they were blabbing about how "it's more data then you can ever possibly use" or some twaddle.

Like nuclear power and "electricity too cheap to meter" .. the twaddle never ends.. just fill in the blanks.
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