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[GS] M-Disc Can Survive Boiling Water and Liquid Nitrogen. (VIDEO)

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http://www.geekosystem.com/mdisc-is-indestructible-cd/

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Millenniata and LG have teamed up to create something called the M-Disc, a CD of legendary durability.
....The disc is more of a “natural,â€stone-like“ substance and can withstand all kinds of ridiculous torture, including exposure to boiling water and liquid nitrogen. Unsurprisingly, you need a special device to burn to the M-Disc, but after that, it’ll work in any normal CD player and can hold 4.7GB. It takes twice the time to write to the M-Disc, but considering what it must be made of, I feel like that’s pretty reasonable.
I can see this being popular in labs and busy restaurants, places where LN and boiling water are quite common.
Always good to have a backup.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 8/9/11 at 2:31pm
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But can it take a penny accidentally rubbing against it's surface?
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But can it take a penny accidentally rubbing against it's surface?
This.

Or better yet can it survive a teenager? ...Next day: 9001 scratches.
    
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Plays in any cd player... yet holds 4.7gb... I'm skeptical. Sounds more like a DVD and not a CD.

Also, can it blend?
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Aren't discs on there way out? I thought solid state/flash was coming up to be a successor. Although SSD/Flash isn't as reliable and can't take very much abuse at all. Have to rely on the casings for it.

Pretty cool though.
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Don't know about you guys, but I haven't been dropping any of my CDs in boiling water or liquid nitrogen recently, but maybe that's just me.

Seriously though, hopefully it can survive scratches from a penny or ballpoint pen or falling on pebbles, because I don't see what liquid nitrogen and boiling water resistance will do.
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New security measures! Store all your sensitive data in either boiling water or liquid nitrogen!

Who's gonna wanna reach in there to get it?
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New security measures! Store all your sensitive data in either boiling water or liquid nitrogen!

Who's gonna wanna reach in there to get it?
Oh my god...GENIUS!
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If it's 'stone-like', then chances are it's also very brittle, so it'll shatter if you drop it on the table or it'll split in half if it gets flexed slightly in a bag or something.

Plus the fact that the drives & disks will probably be expensive - I think I'll pass and stick with a usb flash drive for portable use and HDDs for archive purposes instead.
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By "stone-like" they could mean that they're using a silicate based material. Which is significantly harder than steel or glass. Most silicates are 5.5-7 on the Moh's scale, glass is 5-5.5, steel is 4.5-6, copper is around 3.5, etc.
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