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Am thinking of getting blue ray to store my images. Has anyone any experience of this media? is it worth it or is there something better coming along and where can I get it at a large reduced price
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The problem is that there is a competing medium.... HD-DVD.
The battle has not yet been won!
I do understand that, but as far as storing photographic images can we not just pick either or is it a battle of the Titans and one will lose out at the end, I have getting on for 200GB of images and I must do something soon. I do regular back-ups but - hey hard drives fail !!
I do some work for a disk pressing company they are not pressing any HD-DVD disks but are pressing Blue ray disks.
From the recent announcement that Warner would be going Blu-ray exclusive. The first week of January, before Warner made their announcement, there was a nearly 50-50 split between Blu-ray and HD DVD standalone players. The following week, after the announcement, Blu-ray players grabbed 93% of the market.
On the other hand HD-DVD is backed by Universal Studios and Paramount.
Last August, Paramount and DreamWorks announced they were completely dropping support for Blu-Ray. Since those two companies account for most of the major films, it suggests the battle is far from over....
Not to mention Wal Mart biggest company on earth, will only support the Blue ray system...
Done and dusted I think.
Going back to the original question, with a 700gb HDD retailing for under £100 have you considered going that route? I use HDDto backup all my images and another HD to backup the backup. I trust optical disks less than HDD.
Well the balance certainly seems to be shifting towards Blu-ray... to the extent that Toshiba may be considering scrapping HD-DVD. Report here.
Has anyone actually bought a Blu-ray player yet?
No Idea....I need to get the TV to do it justice
Thats a bit daft....:-p
LOL....not really and it doesn't have any grubby fingerprints on it or nuffin.
Get a RAID disc array - you can get a 500Gig mirrored system for under £200 now.
Just plugs into the firewire/USB, install the RAID software and bob's your uncle...
Alternatively, the same box can be a 1TB system with no mirroring
The time/space needed to back up stuff on DVD, which is proving to be an unreliable medium, is not worth the effort.
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