innerchord wrote:Anybody else using M-DISC? I burn data files (including WAV, of course) to them. They should be readable for a very long time I am led to believe. I trust them more than my hard disk backups.
I guess you know already, but the claims are that the tech is also based on permanent physical changes on a very stable layer so when properly handled and stored, they should last quite a lot... so they definitely look promising. We'll have to wait the 1000 years to find out. :-D
An important part all these storage media is that - like with CD-R and CD-RW, it's not only the disc that matters, but the equipment used for reading. Many people, without realizing it, physically damage old CD-RS and even CD-R when they first attempt to read them after years because the lasers power levels in the reader aren't properly calibrated or controlled.
CDs being what they are, they suffer much less from these issues. After being written, M-Discs should share a bit of that with CDs, so being more reliable with inexpensive, consumer grade laser readers.