Cranberry Offers up DVDs that will Last 1,000 Years

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Digital-Storm

Not to beat it with a dead horse or anything, but the drive is essentially 530ish dollars, while the 150 disks you get with it, is what adds the price to the package, at 4500 dollars.  29.95 x 150 = 4.5 grand.

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Scootiep

Well, two things, the 5 grand package includes 150 of their special disks, and from what I understand, it's not a standard DVD, it's a synthetic stone DVD. I personally don't think it's that great because, lets face it, disk media is on it's way out. However, I am curious if this technology could be adapted to mechainical disk drives to offer more than the supposed 20+ year shelf life they have.

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Techrocket9

Perhaps it's just me, but durability isn't the first thing that comes to mind when I think of cranberries...

 

 

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emperor3d

^This!

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Techrocket9

Actually I was thinking of berries on a bush...

 

 

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emperor3d

Yes, I know.

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Walnut

Not to say that this tech isn't cool, but they're making a killing on nothing. They say on their website that personally burned CDs last only 2-5 years, which is a heap of bullshit if I've ever seen one. I've read studies that suggest such media will last 50+ years without noticeable degradation. I also have piles of CDs sitting under an old desk that work fine after 10+ years. Further, the process they're using sounds somewhat similar to the process used by commercial burners (it's more of a "pressing" process as I understand it) which, as they admit on their site, last much longer than personally burned discs. In other words, they seem to be using a process very similar to that employed by movie DVD manufacturers, but with your information instead of a movie. And they're charging $25 more.

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DBsantos77

 Screw time-capsules that contain letters, memoirs, etc. Let's just shove a couple of these DVDs and bury it, that should be enough for the cyborgs of the future.

-Santos

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