R: Large discs (Was: Spectre & Meltdown

Mazzini Alessandro mazzinia at tin.it
Fri Jan 5 07:15:18 CST 2018

I'm  not sure I would use SSD for long term "secure" storage, unless maybe
using enterprise level ones.
Consumer level SSD are, by specifics, guaranteed to retain data for 6 months
if unpowered... any more time means being lucky. Would suck to save, store,
and after some years find the data mangled...

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Inviato: venerdì 5 gennaio 2018 03:38
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Oggetto: Large discs (Was: Spectre & Meltdown

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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