The last time I heard of a stone burner was in Dune, but this is a reboot of optical media in various sizes up to 50 Gigs (and 100 in the works) which claims to 'last 1,000 years' and be using a 'stone-like' substance. The per disc price goes up into the 'if you have to ask, you can't afford it' range.
It came to my attention because MCM (the supplier I use for Pi stuff) has an LG burner for M-disc for under $25. I found a helpful tech review of the disc longevity here: http://goughlui.com/2015/10/16/review-tested-verbatim-lifetime-archival-millenniatam-d...-4x-bd-r-25gb/
It isn't the technology that I wonder about; I'm as tired as the next guy of moving all my stuff from one media to another that's supposedly 'future-proof' .
I wonder where they'll find an optical drive in even a hundred years time; dig in a landfill?
(Anybody remember those optical rings in the Pal version of Time Machine?)
The history of Now may be very difficult to decipher...
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Found the report and uploaded it, if you would like to read it. Its worth it.
Accelerated Life Cycle Comparison of Millenniata Archival DVD
Prepared By: Ivan Svrcek
Life Cycle and Environmental Engineering Branch
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
1900N. Knox Road
China Lake, CA 93555
November 10, 2009
I have an LG burner and have burned a handful of M-Disc single layer DVDs. I haven't tried any of their BD-R and don't expect to unless the price drops precipitously. These are not data discs but DVD-Video that I mastered myself with full interactive menus. I have CD-R I burned in the 90s that are still readable. So I suspect these might last several decades. The only way to know for sure how these perform over time is to check back in a decade or more. With that said, I ALSO make copies onto TY discs, BD-R (not M-Disc) and so on. Bottomline, my movies are spread across so many forms of media that even if the M-Discs are snake oil, I wouldn't care. The only thing I don't trust for cold storage is hard drives.