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

bhaskins bhaskins at chartermi.net
Thu Jul 8 14:58:06 UTC 2010

Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 9:30 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> USB drive cases are relatively cheap, but performance stinks,
> I'm going to disagree with this one.  I bought an external 2TB USB 2.0
> drive a couple of months ago and moved my rips that I have with
> mythvideo over to the external drive and I haven't had any performance
> problems at all.  Even the full bit rate blu ray rips play flawlessly.
>  Sure, esata would have been faster, but USB 2.0 is plenty fast enough
> for playback of HD material.
>> and most of them need a wall wart, take up space, generate
>> heat and are a PIA in general.
> It does need a wall wart, but the drive automatically spins down when
> not in use (which is most of the time, since recordings don't go
> there) so heat/power is minimal.  It's been painless.
> Eric
I watched a program about the Smithsonian and how they archive all kinds 
of data.
Even they could not predict how long optical data storage would last.
Different test samples, even from the same manufacturer, seemed to vary 
all over the
Some test pieces failed after as little as three years.
Makes you wonder about all the wedding, kids, etc photos that are stored 
on DVDs and such.
Maybe mylar tape wasn't so bad after all.

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