Archival storage

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Tue Oct 11 17:55:58 CDT 2005


On Tuesday 11 October 2005 16:58, John Foust wrote:
> At 04:43 PM 10/11/2005, John Foust wrote:
> >At 04:16 PM 10/11/2005, der Mouse wrote:
> >>If you put 8x10.5 inches of data on an 8.5x11 inch page,
> >>that gives you 8*10.5*75*75 or 472500 bits, 59062.5 bytes, per page
> >>(or, actually, per page side).
> >
> >Or about five reams of ordinary copy paper per CD
>
> Whoops.  Error in spreadsheet and operator.
>
> Make that 92 reams per CD - or about 60 meg per ream.

At 700MB/cd, it'd be about 12 reams per CD, not 92.  92 reams would get 
you about 5.4GB, which is more than a (single-sided, single layer) 
DVD-R holds.

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