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[filmscanners] Re: Bad News on CD longevity



On 27 Aug 2003 at 17:41, Frank Paris wrote:

> > To me the important question is, will the present format last
> > long enough to overlap the next.
>
> ???? What am I missing? The next format is DVD and it is already here.

It is here, but the economics are not quite the same yet.  When I can
store a 1mb for the same price on a DVD-R, it will have arrived for
me :-)

> The next format will always overlap the previous format,

I meant in practical and economic terms, such that I can re-save
whatever I have saved, before the CD-Rs loose the data.  So far I
have not lost any CD-R due to age, only CD-R/W's

Of course, for things that I do not want to loose, I use redundancy.

> and with each generation we will be handling fewer disks because the
> capacity will be increasing

That's an added bonus.

Regards,

Rich

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