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    Hi,

    A while ago i was recommended against these discs as the technology isn't that good yet and they aren't as stable as 4.37 DVD-R's. Is that the case?

    I currently use TY Media burning with Pioneer Drives as ive heard these give the longest lifetime expectancy.. Would i be getting an equally as good a lifetime expectancy with these optical discs which have capactities of 25 - 50 GB?

    I ask this because the amount of DVD-R's i have burnt now are taking up a lot of space! (Physically)

    Thanks very much.

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  2. NO they are utter trash and are the spwn of Satan. They beguile the dark lord and and any use encourages his return to raze the face of the Planet, or, for a more balanced view .... Google ..
    Why are you storing stuff on DVD's ? is it Video or DATA? Hard drive's are cheap ..
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    So mmmmmaybe a no then?? LOL.

    Hard Disks but i find hard disks tend to fail quite a bit. My own DVD rips mainly i backup. Can hard disks be bought in 2 or even higher TB capacities?

    Thanks very much.

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  4. Of course they can. Saw a sale recently for a 2T for $99.
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  5. LTO tapes are actually the safest bet but, For long term storage Id feel safer on BD discs. Thats just me but I have several HDD which have failed over the years and every one of my archived DVD-Rs and BDs are still fine.

    It all depends on how important the data is, how well you take care of the data drives.
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    5+ years of membership and 567 posts and all you can say is "these discs"? Wow.

    Like with DVDs, I would suppose that there is great variety between BluRay (the word you don't know - also known as BD) discs between different manufacturers. I don't think TY makes BluRay discs, at least not as far as I know, so that means you're stuck with Verbatim. I'd avoid their LTH discs. Verbatim seems to only make 25 GB discs. I have no idea if Sony or anyone else makes decent 50 GB discs. The discs have not been out long enough for there to be any good longevity data so all you can do is just buy from manufacturers you trust and hope for the best.

    Hard drives can offer good long term storage, but there's a big difference between putting a drive in storage, say in a closet, most of the time and one under constant use. Solid state disks (SDD) may offer exceptionally long life, but the technology is very expensive and unlikely to drop soon if ever and the storage sizes are relatively small.
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    Originally Posted by jman98 View Post
    but there's a big difference between putting a drive in storage, say in a closet, most of the time and one under constant use.
    Thanks very much for your help!

    So what would last longer, hard disks in a closet or being under constant use?

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    Originally Posted by SE14man View Post
    Originally Posted by jman98 View Post
    but there's a big difference between putting a drive in storage, say in a closet, most of the time and one under constant use.
    Thanks very much for your help!

    So what would last longer, hard disks in a closet or being under constant use?

    Cheers.
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