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Sony BluRay shipping in March... but where are the drives?

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:19 pm

Kudos to Sony for making it first to releasing an HD content ready recordable disc:
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But what do we do with it if we don't have a drive to burn it?? :o
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Postby Ian on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:45 pm

Bragging rights? I also found it odd that BD-RE media was coming out first.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:18 pm

Ian wrote:Bragging rights? I also found it odd that BD-RE media was coming out first.


When you're spending THAT much on media, you really want to start with RWs! :wink:
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Postby jberry on Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:41 am

why use them at that price...hard drives are so much cheaper, etc. I have 6. I may never use optical media again!!!! :D
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Postby [buck] on Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:52 pm

jberry wrote:why use them at that price...hard drives are so much cheaper, etc. I have 6. I may never use optical media again!!!! :D


It's true, hard drives are certainly cheaper than Blu-Ray media, and I can see why the convenience hard drives would be appealing.

However, they have a few big disadvantages when it comes to storing important data. First, they have moving parts, which makes them prone to sudden failure with few to no warning signs. Even if they're not in use, the motor will eventually seize from lack of use. Quality CD-R, DVDR, or Blu-ray media should suffer from these problems. Even if a certain batch were to be prone to early failure, it would likely be possible to detect problems before the disc becomes unreadable.

Now of course, something like a RAID 5 array would probably offer even better reliability than recordable media, but those are pretty damn expensive.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:07 pm

Nicely put [buck] I couldn't agree more :wink:
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