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    Default M disc

    anyone tried M discs for storage ?



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    Bit small for what I need.....
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    Ignorant as usual, what is an 'M' disc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon_s1942 View Post
    Ignorant as usual, what is an 'M' disc?
    I'll take your answer to the OP's question as being a no then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon_s1942 View Post
    Ignorant as usual, what is an 'M' disc?
    Ignorant are only those who to refuse to search:


    BD-XL versions with 100GB do not sound too small for me if I wanted to keep something for 1000 years, though I doubt the device capable of reading them will last that long.

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    I still have CD's I burnt last century and have yet to suffer any problems with them. If they last another century, I won't be around to care. Given the speed at which technology is changing, most of this archival stuff will be copied again, and again, over the next 100 years, data degradation will be a non-issue as, the beauty of digital media is, the data is either a 1 or a 0 so, no in-betweens to worry about, checksums weed out the erroneous bits anyway. Whilst analogue may be a superior audio format, there is a huge possibility for signal degradation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    ... data degradation will be a non-issue as, the beauty of digital media is, the data is either a 1 or a 0 so, no in-betweens to worry about, checksums weed out the erroneous bits anyway. Whilst analogue may be a superior audio format, there is a huge possibility for signal degradation.
    Sorry but you couldn't be more wrong, which I know painfully from experience with my digital audio tapes.
    Digital means that it either works or does not.
    No in-betweens mean that if it does not work you can't even recover at least some of it.
    Checksums weed out nothing. They decide if the data is currupt and then don't allow access.

    Unlike analogue where signal degradation usually means not all is lost.

    As the old saying goes: Data does not exist until it is stored on AT LEAST two different types of media.


    Analogue reel to reel tapes my father recorded in the 1960's still work resonably well.
    If I dug my vinyls away and somebody in 1000 years digs them up, they will still play fine.
    Your hardrive will have become a rock of iron ore and standard DVDs will have long delaminated.
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    Strictly speaking you are correct, nomeat, I've no argument with any of those comments. My contention being that a copy of a digital whatever, is going to be a "perfect" copy. Nothing comes close in the analogue world. FWIW I do still own Records, Tapes and cassettes. My cassettes are almost all requiring some major effort to duplicate, now. (repairing the cases where the pressure pads or rollers have disintegrated.). My Tapes can also still be played with minimal issues (provided that your don't mind a little 'print through' from time to time). My Records are all good to go, however, each playing wears the record, not to mention to dust issue. I do, still possess the mechanisms for playing all of the above, but have not been near any of them for decades. My hearing is now, unfortunately, somewhat degraded, so MP3 is good enough for me.
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