1,000 Years of Permanent Data Storage
I receive a press release with this statement: M-DISC and M-READY disc storage technology permanently etches data onto the write layer of the disc for use anytime and for generations to come without any data loss. I like to have up to 1,000 years of permanent data storage because I burn a photo DVD 7 years ago and last week I try to read the disc and I got a big failure… all my photos from that holiday was all gone.
1000 years guaranty for data on a disc sound good but how can I test it if is true or not? Any idea?
Millenniata (www.Millenniata.com) announced a manufacturing and marketing partnership with Hitachi-LG to manufacture Millenniata compatible (M-DISC compatible) DVD drives and market them through its sales channels.
Whether for music, photos, videos, genealogical records, business records, data loss prevention, permanent file backup, medical imaging, government or archive, M-DISC provides long-lasting storage by literally etching data into a rock-like material. The M-DISC will not degrade over time and is usable on a daily basis.
Under the partnership, Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc. will manufacture M-READY DVD drives and market and sell them to its U.S. and international retail channels under its DVD brands. All M-DISC compatible aftermarket drives will include the M-DISC logo indicating compatibility to write to M-DISCs. Any DVD drive will read the M-DISC.
The M-DISC price is $2.99 and will be available in September.
With a growing need for durable, long-lasting information storage, the M-DISC provides data loss prevention by laser etching data into an inorganic rock-like material that is not available from any other recordable DVD. Other recordable DVDs use organic dyes to hold data, a material that is known to fade and degrade over time.
A recent study proves data loss will occur on all discs, but not with the M-DISC. An accelerated life test performed by the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake, Calif. tested five brands of archival-quality DVD discs including the Millenniata M-DISC for data longevity and reliability. The test found that the M-DISC was the only solution that suffered no degradation or data loss. All other discs tested failed.
One M-DISC has a DVD disc capacity of 4.7GB of space with comparable performance. Millenniata is currently working on a Blu-Ray version of M-DISC that will be announced at a later date.