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Can it survive being left in the sun? The data layer of writable discs will decompose if left sitting in direct sunlight.
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It's not immune to scratches as the "stone-like substance" only replaces the dye and reflective layers. The dye layer is the most susceptible to UV radiation and humidity.

NAVAIR Test Report.

Another thing to note:

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Millenniata’s recording process utilizes higher temperatures and as much as 5 times more energy than any ordinary optical disc. This allows for permanent engraving on the M-DISC, what we refer to as pits. These pits are not affected by temperature, humidity and sunlight the same way dyes are, because the pits are permanent.

Edited by Seeing Red - 8/9/11 at 10:33am
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post #13 of 55
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New security measures! Store all your pr0n in either boiling water or liquid nitrogen!

Who's parents gonna wanna reach in there to get it?
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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.
and all those silicates are brittle - which is the problem. Drop copper on the floor and it will deform slightly (maybe only elastically, so it will return to it's orginal shape), but the same ain't true with glass...
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and all those silicates are brittle - which is the problem. Drop copper on the floor and it will deform slightly (maybe only elastically, so it will return to it's orginal shape), but the same ain't true with glass...
Yes, although most silicates aren't quite as fragile as glass. You can chuck a piece of quartz into a wall and it will come out fine.

Don't go hitting it with a hammer 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.
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Plus the fact that the drives & disks will probably be expensive
the disks work in existing drives.
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Yes, although most silicates aren't quite as fragile as glass. You can chuck a piece of quartz into a wall and it will come out fine.

Don't go hitting it with a hammer though...
try chucking a dvd-shaped bit of quartz at a wall and see what happens

Many people confuse strength and hardness with toughness - and as strength and hardness increase, toughness goes down. Something like tungsten carbide is hard enough to cut pretty much any metal, but drop it onto a hard floor and it shatters.


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the disks work in existing drives.
Not to write them. And a read-only disk ain't much use to backup your stuff...
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Sterilize my CD collection, Hmm
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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?
*puts on gloves*
*reaches in and grabs the disk*
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