Large discs (Was: Spectre & Meltdown
cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Jan 4 20:38:10 CST 2018
On Thu, 4 Jan 2018, TeoZ wrote:
> Hard drives NEVER keep up. Bragging about how many DVD's (90's technology)
> you can store on current HD means little to people who have ultra HD Blueray
> videos that take up to 100GB of space. Heck even a single game download can
> be 50GB these days.
I'd be interested in hearing about opinions of the 100GB "M-disc". I've
heard that they have decent longevity, and, the "low" capacity ones are
interchangeable with conventional DVDs.
I can still put 20 100GB DVDs (2017 technology) on a 2TB 2.5" Thin SATA.
However, I'm also looking for multi-terabyte storage.
Are higher capacity DVDs on their way?
Howzbout multi-TearByte SSDs?
> And I wouldn't mind one of those old networked DVD changers (I think Sony
> sold them commercially) to play around with.
I still want one of the ones that Kieth Hensen designed. Converting it
from CD to DVD would be completely TRIVIAL (finding DVD drives with
suitable form factors and loading options)
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
> I always wanted Keith Hensen's "Kubik"? CD changer. Big "carousel slide
> tray" full of 240?! CDs/DVDs, in a square box, with a drive in each
> corner. The drives were SCSI, and the load/unload/select control was
> RS232. The big square boxes could be stacked, for a larger collection, and
> there was a trivial mod to make the tray removable, so that the top box
> could be swapped with as many trays as you had shelf space for.
> 'course hard drives caught up, and I now have about a thousand DVDs in
> MP4s on a shirt pocket HDD. (including ALL of the Doctor Who's that were
> released on DVD, Red Dwarf 1 - XII, Dark Matter, Torchwood, Twilight Zone,
> Prisoner, Marx Brothers, Doc Martin, One Foot In The Grave, etc.) The DVD
> images (V .MP4) take over 5TB.
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