[mythtv-users] Anyone archiving to Blu-Ray Disks?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Jul 8 12:58:20 UTC 2010

On Wednesday, July 07, 2010 10:28:38 pm Nick Rout wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 3:54 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Maybe 1st calculate the cost of storage per GB and compare that to
> >> hard-disk.
> > 
> > That is a big problem. 2TB hard drives can be had for $110 now which
> > is way way cheaper per GB than blue ray will be for a long long time.

I assume you are talking about the cost of the media, which I grant is very high right now.

But, I recall paying over $4 for a single blank CD-R, which I could burn at a blazing 1X. My drive could burn at 2X, but 
media that would allow that cost even more. Today I can buy 50 blanks for that same $4, and they can be burned at 52X.

> Easier to find on hard drive too.
> I envisage half the world  transferring their media from silver
> platters to hard drive for convenience. The other half is archiving
> their media back to silver platters.

Granted had drives are cheap, but the infrastructure to use them (a machine to use it) is still pricey, they pull a lot 
more power than a piece of plastic, and are (probably) less reliable as an archive method than BR disks. 

Sounds like the answer to my basic question is "No", with the main reason being economics.

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