Considering the fact that hard-drives come in Terabytes these days, shouldn't they spend their efforts on a larger capacity media?
Though it would be nice if software, games, music and movies came on durable media. Especially considering the fact that making backups of your legally purchased discs has been made illegal by greedy corporates who want you to buy another copy if your disc should ever fail.
But hey didn't they say that when the first DVD's or CD's came out?? They were going to last 100+years?? Maybe this will be the same thing but hey they will have your money. Like the remark above storage is huge nowadays. For backing up? Splitting up huge files, to get on 4.7G parts. When you want to restore these files 10 years later you wont be able to find the decompressor anymore or file stitcher. Even if you put the program on the backup itself it won't run under the OS you will use then.
[citation][nom]lashabane[/nom]We're back to etching things in stone?"Hey Moses! Bring me those tablets and a chisel!"[/citation]
No. It should read: "Hey Moses! Bring me those diamond disks and a laser!" :lol:
Who says a disc lasts 2 to 5 years? I've got some CDs here I've had for more than 15 years and all work fine. I have some DVDs I've had for 6 years and they still work fine. I've yet to have any problems with any of my super old discs.
Who says that discs only last 2 to 5 years? I've got some CDs here that I burned about 15 years ago that still work (burned on my 1x burner). I've got some DVDs burned about 6 years ago that still work fine. I've yet to have any problems with any of my oldest discs.
[citation][nom]tuannguyen[/nom]"definatly" --- oh the irony...[/citation]Don't let these guys get to ya. Anyway, seriously... about that 2 to 5 year remark... I've heard the same thing that disc's, when taken care of.. can last a pretty long time, 100+ years?
2 to 5 years for a DVD, I think your either on Dope or are haveing some kind of memory loss. A standard DVD will last up to 100 years under normal conditions. Who is going to need a DVD after that length of time? Most people don't live to be 100 years. So they have a disk that will last up to 1000 years, great call me when it's the same price of current blank DVD's.
It's not even a double layer for 30.. Crazy. How is it you say a standard dvd will last only 2 to 5 years. I find that hard to believe maybe if you store it outside in the weather it would make it's life span short but if it was in a controlled environment I think it would last 100 years or so..