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  #2411758 3-Feb-2020 07:11
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CD/DVD writable are a terrible choice of media for that (RW even worse) . If the data is really important .
Its 2020 after all, not 1998  :-)

 

I've got 25-year-old archives on CD that are still perfectly readable. And since the media was cheap, I made two copies of each, and wrote copies of updated stuff every month or two to a new CD. What would you suggest as an alternative?

 

Wow. You're *incredibly* lucky. With the price of writers and discs back then very few people had them, and all CD-R discs were cyanine which is incredibly unstable.

 

I'd doubt there would be many CD-R discs of that age still readable.

 

I remember trying to salvage data about 10 years ago off a CD-R that I wrote in 1998 when I first got a CD writer and found it was dodgy.

 

 


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  #2411774 3-Feb-2020 08:48
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One division of my current employer does a lot of cultural heritage digitization work in the GLAM sector including Archives NZ etc, and the general consensus when I went and asked our staff there on your behalf was "Just don't trust optical media, even the really expensive ones like M-Disc or Archival Disc". They recommend storing things on hard drives and in the cloud, and keeping multiple copies in multiple locations with checksum data and regular verification. 

 

This might be of help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_preservation#Strategies

 

 





 
 
 
 


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If you want a USB-C connector then have you looked at the ASUS ZenDrive U9M? It comes with a normal Y USB-A cable and a separate USB-C cable. Plus it supports M-DISC as well which have a much higher lifetime than CDs or DVDs. 

 

https://www.asus.com/Optical-Drives-Storage/ZenDrive-U9M-SDRW-08U9M-U/

 

 

Amusingly, that's still a USB2.0 drive.


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  #2412149 4-Feb-2020 01:49
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Xplajn:

If you want a USB-C connector then have you looked at the ASUS ZenDrive U9M? It comes with a normal Y USB-A cable and a separate USB-C cable. Plus it supports M-DISC as well which have a much higher lifetime than CDs or DVDs. 

 

https://www.asus.com/Optical-Drives-Storage/ZenDrive-U9M-SDRW-08U9M-U/

 

 

That's one of the aforementioned museum pieces, USB-C connector on a USB 2.0 cable with a mini-USB at the other end.

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Surprise, surprise, because there's no reason to use USB 3.0. USB 2.0 already has 10x the bandwidth of a blu-ray. It would be like putting racing slicks on a Yaris.

 

 

 

Most phones still come with USB2.0 and they can move more data than a blu-ray. Let alone a DVD.


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Surprise, surprise, because there's no reason to use USB 3.0. USB 2.0 already has 10x the bandwidth of a blu-ray. It would be like putting racing slicks on a Yaris.

 

 

I'm not seeing the problem.

 

 

You can never soup something up too much.

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  #2412611 4-Feb-2020 19:38
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That's what my father in law said when he spent $300 on a Monster HDMI cable that did exactly the same thing as my $10 generic.  


 
 
 
 


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  #2413277 5-Feb-2020 19:00
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I can put a 32A plug on your kettle, if you want?


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  #2413285 5-Feb-2020 19:20
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I can put a 32A plug on your kettle, if you want?

 

 

Not unless you do it to the level of photonic inductions carryon....





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  #2413294 5-Feb-2020 19:26
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A US kettle on a 32A plug would do that, for a short time.


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  #2413297 5-Feb-2020 19:29
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A US kettle on a 32A plug would do that, for a short time.

 

 

I thought they didnt have kettles and microwaved a bowl or some stupid carryon to get hot water?





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I think there's a few but they're not common. They're fairly gutless at around 1500W, but double the voltage and you get 6kW.

 

 

 

E.g. this: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Electric-Glass-Kettle-1-7-Liter/dp/B07JZQ1MXT/


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