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Old 14th November 2009
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a DVD that last for 1,000 years

DiamonDisc Archive DVDs May Outlast Man
Start-up claims its DVDs last 1,000 years
Most DVDs have a pitiful lifespan of 2 to 5 years--certainly not enough time to make sure those family memories are stored for future generations. Start-up CranBerry LLC thinks it has a solution in its DiamonDisc, a DVD that last for 1,000 years.
The DiamonDisc, which is named after the diamond-like synthetic stone surface of the disc, holds 4.7 GB of data (2,000 pictures, 1,200 songs, 3 hours of video). Unlike standard DVDs that have a gold or silver reflective surface, the DiamonDisc has no reflective layer. According to ECMA-379 standard temperature and humidity testing (a test method for measuring the life of optical media), the unique qualities of the disc can withstand heat up to 176 F, deal with ultraviolet rays, and hold up to material deterioration.
It all sounds like a great way to reduce DVD waste, but few people will want to shell out the cash for the DiamonDisc--it costs $34.95 for a single disc and $149.75 for a five-pack. CranBerry does all the disc-burning itself, but the company's $4,995 burner is also on sale for data junkies. Once burned, however, the discs can play on any standard DVD player.
So who might have a use for the DiamonDisc? The government, of course. For archival purposes, a 1,000-year guarantee can't be beat.
Old 14th November 2009
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as long as you keep them out of the light they last for 100's of years
I have cdrs from 1993/94 that still work fine. Dvdr's that are alteast 10 years
old that are fine. I realize that is not 100 years but tests have been done
and light is the main factor in deterioration other than obvious scratches and handling wear
Old 14th November 2009
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who cares?
i dont, i think removable media died as soon as jump drives got to 4 gigs.
and online storage is good too.

i havent burned a dvd in about 2 years.
Old 14th November 2009
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Originally Posted by sleeper1400 View Post
who cares?
i dont, i think removable media died as soon as jump drives got to 4 gigs.
and online storage is good too.

i havent burned a dvd in about 2 years.

4 gig usually isn't enough. Even dual layer dvd can't hold 1/2 the projects Ive been doing. I had to buy a blueray..........

But I have and I'm sure most people have 100's of projects archived on cdr/dvd so I guess that's why someone would care? I know I do. I don't want to spend 100's of hours re-archiving stuff from 15 years ago. But maybe I'll have to someday?
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Originally Posted by robertshaw View Post
4 gig usually isn't enough. Even dual layer dvd can't hold 1/2 the projects Ive been doing. I had to buy a blueray..........

But I have and I'm sure most people have 100's of projects archived on cdr/dvd so I guess that's why someone would care? I know I do. I don't want to spend 100's of hours re-archiving stuff from 15 years ago. But maybe I'll have to someday?

point taken.

but like i said, i havent used a cd or dvd in about 2 years. everything is on the clients jump drives etc...

but my sessions rarely go over a gig.
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