Digital archiving tools
teoz at neo.rr.com
Sat Mar 12 13:53:54 CST 2011
I have used DDS DAT for years, currently trying out DLT and AIT2 drives
(nice to have a 50GB native tape). While I have 100's of burnt CDs that are
15 years old by now, I don't think DVDr will be as good. And I still mess
around with MO drives for my old gear, picked up a few more drives in the
last year incase mine fail.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shoppa, Tim" <tshoppa at wmata.com>
To: <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: Digital archiving tools
> Friends don't let friends store their archives on a media that requires
> physical contact
> with a read/write head.
As a data point: All of bitsavers fits on 27 DVD-R's.
I'm told that Blu-Ray recordables store 25GB (single layer) or 50 GB (dual
layer) but I'm
not at the leading edge of media adoption. Only in the past year have I
admitted that DVD-R might be halfway decent for everyday use, but I still
anything but Gold CD-R for longer term use.
The mainframe people use cartridge-loaded WORM media which is 60 GB per
cart. I think
it's magneto-optical but who knows, maybe it's really closer to Blu-Ray type
a while (back in the 600 Mbyte/cart era) I was a big fan of the 5.25"
carts but CD-R and DVD-R is so easy that I have a hard time going back.
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