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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
I believe discs, if taken care of, are more reliable than HDDs.

Discs only have 1 point of failure (AFAIK) if you don't scratch them.
-Dye breaking down over a long period of time
(Long being 50+ years. Some better dyes can last 100+ years)
Depends on the discs.

El Cheapos (Memorex et al) will degrade and be unreadable within 5 years. Nicer media a la Taiyo Yuden (Now JVC) has far greater longevity.
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post #42 of 54
Don't know but most organisations are still using Tape Drives not HDD's or Optical Media for backups. As Tape are more durable and can last along time and longer if you treat them well. You can even get 5TB Tape Drives.
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I wonder how long it would take to burn that much
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I have 2TB of movies that this would be perfect for !
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sounds good to me, i think optical media will be around for a bit longer still.
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post #46 of 54
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Originally Posted by cdesewell View Post
optical storage is dead
not at all



its very much alive... just like hdd's
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post #47 of 54
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Originally Posted by Paradox me View Post
Take care of them and that doesn't happen. I trust optical storage far more than flash drives, external HDDs or the cloud.
This, i found old music and video cd's that i had for like.. 10 years no enclosure, blow the dust on them, put it in ps3, work perfectly, F yea.
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post #48 of 54
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not at all
its very much alive... just like hdd's
it is though its time to move on. They were great but we need new technology for storing and backing up data. They are expensive, slow, easy to damage and get worse and worse the higher the capacity and they don’t offer that much storage compared to other conventional storage mediums. Sure 500GB. How long have we had 500GB flash, tape and disk drives. Its had its time its on its way out.
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Oh gosh you just don't get it.

When talking about reliability, CD's will always be the better choose than HDD. Fact not fiction. Get it straight and get real.
Optical storage media is more often than not read only or write once. If an error occurred in the writing process the corruption is permanent. The data has to be written onto a new media wasting a disc. Hard disk read/write errors can be fixed.

Hard drives if stored in the right conditions will live longer than optical media.

Hard drives can be re-used.

You argue that optical media lasts 50/100 years. Whats the point if you backup every six months its a waste. You will be destroying the old backups long before the hard drives are even close to failing.

Hard drives are bootable media. I.E. You can boot straight into your backed up OS/System it doesnt have to be copied over and there is no "recovery" process from the optical media.
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blu-ray is alive and kicking pretty well, in fact its picking up steam. dont think optical media is going anywhere anytime soon
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