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  1. After a week of putting up with this agonizingly slow, dying external hard drive, I moved all of the irreplaceable shit off of it and onto a new drive. It was like watching my computer army crawl a mile through a field of sludge when it was pulling stuff off there.

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    2. Maes

      Maes

      I still have perfectly readable (and FAST!!!) gold CD-R from the mid-90s. Those things were expensive, but practically atchival-grade compared to the -literally- a dime a dozen CD-R you can buy today in "cake boxes".

      I'd like to move to BD-R at some point, but drives have take much longer than CD-R and DVD-R to become affordable.

    3. Platinum Shell

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      Maes said:

      I'd like to move to BD-R at some point, but drives have take much longer than CD-R and DVD-R to become affordable.


      I'll probably have to google around, but I thought the only special thing about Blu-ray was it's scratch-resistant coating? Even though I took good care of my CD's, the coating would of helped for some particularly unlucky discs of mine that today are pretty much media vegetables.

    4. Maes

      Maes

      Platinum Shell said:

      I'll probably have to google around, but I thought the only special thing about Blu-ray was it's scratch-resistant coating? Even though I took good care of my CD's, the coating would of helped for some particularly unlucky discs of mine that today are pretty much media vegetables.


      Well, DVDs have no special coating but are made as a sort of "sandwich" of two relatively thick polycarbonate disks, they don't have a vulnerable thin data layer like CDs. It's harder to destroy them by a casual scratch, but they have vulnerabilities of their own due to this construction. BR are built similarly.

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