1 TB optical discs coming

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ToomeyND, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

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    Pretty incredible. There isn't a lot of detail here, but I'm sure it's out there.

    http://wonderfulengineering.com/goodbye-to-blu-ray-sony-and-panasonic-release-1tb-optical-discs/
     
  2. rei101 macrumors 6502a

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    It all come down to pricing. Companies like to have data backed up in in a solid media. Using hard drives or cloud services are not reliable.

    I work a tv stations and they would like to back up everything on a disc, probably having 3 discs with the same info stored in 3 different places. As long the drives does it fast and the media is cheap, it will work.
     
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  4. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    For fun, let's assume they are read/write items. How much do you people think is fair for the price of a single read/write TB disc?
     
  5. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    The optical disks are too slow in comparison with HDDs and SSDs. They are only good for use in backing up data.
     
  6. shaunp macrumors 65816

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    Would be good as an archive for professional photographers.
     
  7. mdntcallr macrumors 65816

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    looks amazing, would love to be able to stick one on my network and use it for backing up everything.

    photographs, Videos, etc.
     
  8. ToomeyND thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But that is the point of these. To be able to back up 1 TB of data on a relatively secure format. And I would guess (hope) that each disk costs much less than a comparable 1 TB drive, making it more cost effective when multiple backups are required.
     
  9. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    Pretty funny, the disks are transparent. I can totally see dude A putting all their important stuff on one of these and dude B comes along, mistakes it for a DVD spindle cover and tosses it!
     
  10. jweinraub macrumors 6502

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    In other words, the PS5 will use these discs, and if I have a 4K monitor/TV by then, I will need to rebuy my Bluray collection, which isn't that large and I am finding I got zero need for the 98% of my DVD collection :D
     
  11. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Fun but how much space will it save?

    Ultimately, having information on a disc will save space, but what kind of hardware is going to be required to burn the information onto the disc and with how many lasers to reach the multi-layered transparent disc?

    Maybe I'm over thinking this but I think the hardware for this disc is going to be larger than external HDD enclosures (portable or desktop).
     
  12. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    Hmmmm we have 2.5 inch drives that handle a terabyte in both electro-mechanical (standard drives) and SSD starting to come down in price with similar volumes. This should get interesting over the next 3 years or so.
     
  13. abnerhawkins macrumors newbie

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    It sounds interesting and just wanna say good buy to blu-ray discs. Give big-ups for sharing.
     

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