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

08 Aug 2011   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
New M-Disc Technology Promises Permanent Data Retention

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More and more folks are turning to cloud services like Dropbox to store their oh-so-precious private data, but when it comes to truly valuable info, it's still a good idea to keep a physical backup disc around in case those virtual services crap out on you. Then again, CDs and DVDs scratch waaaaay too easily and have limited shelf lives. If you've ever been screwed by a big gouge across an important backup disc, you might want to check out the new optical media that's hitting the market soon. Supposedly, it lasts forever, and the Department of Defense vouches for its resiliency.
Read more at: Maximum PC | New M-Disc Technology Promises Permanent Data Retention


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08 Aug 2011   #2
TBoyd

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

An interesting read. As a photographer I have been concerned about archived image files I have on CD & DVD.
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08 Aug 2011   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Indeed. This will be great to keep reliable backups and copies of anything forever.
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08 Aug 2011   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Since it will require a dedicated burner, or firmware patch to make a disc, I'm wondering how likely it is that the major optical drive manufacturers will provide them? I'm not crazy about the idea of paying $3 for a disc, but it is a reasonable price...assuming that one won't be forced to buy an expensive burner to use them.
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08 Aug 2011   #5
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TBoyd View Post
An interesting read. As a photographer I have been concerned about archived image files I have on CD & DVD.
Same here.

I see the disks will be a tad expensive and require a M-Disc burner. I also see write speed will be low. I'm sure however that as technology gets better so will prices and speed.

A nice welcomed addition though.
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08 Aug 2011   #6
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

You will never have to worry about a damaged Windows (version here) disk ever again.
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08 Aug 2011   #7
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

It lasts forever, or lasts until last reader unit exists? That's a big difference.

Still, anything which is able to survive longer than current discs is welcome. 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
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08 Aug 2011   #8
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

That is still a lot of disks to match a HDD for keeping hundreds of GB of photos or videos. But hey, 'bout time.
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08 Aug 2011   #9
n0th1n9

Vista HP, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro, Seven Ultimate x2
 
 

They need to get rid of optical drives and media.
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08 Aug 2011   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I quit reading when the "torture test" talked about LN2 exposure. I'd be more impressed if somebody with a pocket knife dragged the blade across and it still read 100%. I don't know about you guys but I've never dropped an optical disc in liquid nitrogen even on a bad day!!

If successful it would demonstrate that the caveman who came up with etching stuff in stone was way way wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ahead of his time!

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