M discs


robertt Plus
13 137 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2019 3:45PM
Anybody used M discs for storing photo`s on. I have just bought some Verbatim BD-R 25gb discs.


robertt

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13 Feb 2019 8:39PM
Hmm.. interesting...they promise a life of umpteen years, but will there still be devices to “read” them...?! ...and do you have only the one disc....

As an example of “technology” we now have stores not selling DVD players anymore...yet how long ago were we hoodwinked into believing this was the longterm future of watching films...?

I’d prefer to save on SSD hard drives, USB memory chips and/or “cloud” storage (I trust this option the least...! ) and duplicate/triplicate this choice...

Sadly, to my mind, we now have to keep an eye on photo-storage technologies, and shift everything we own to the latest...

Never happened with physical, photographic negatives....... Tongue
now we have to think about backing-up on multiple devices to ensure (?) reliable retrieval...
robertt Plus
13 137 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2019 6:10PM
I bought a pack of 10 disc`s and a M disc writer, any blue ray player can read them. I have not figured out how to write them yet, I have Ashampoo 19, they said to update to the latest update, but it doesn't mention anything about M-discs.


robertt
15 Feb 2019 5:18PM
does the OS (windows / macOS etc.) not have disk read / write capabilities built in?
robertt Plus
13 137 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2019 8:24PM
Hi, Darren, I do not know, I would not know how to find it.



robertt.
15 Feb 2019 8:39PM
Robertt
I have used Ashampoo Burning Studio 19 for burning M discs, no problem. 4.7Gb DVD and (Millenniata ??) 25Gb blu-ray discs.
I am also concerned about hardware to read them in future, I have seen too many systems come and go in my lifetime as well.

Darren
I believe it is the writer that has to be M disc compatible, made to a better tolerance for spacing tracks I think?
Long time since I looked into that...
16 Feb 2019 3:11PM
just put the blank disk into your computer and see if it says something like "blank disk inserted, what do you want to do with it"

see what happens

robertt Plus
13 137 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2019 3:58PM
I put the blank disc in the writer and it knows it is 25gb but I don`t know if it thinks it`s a blue ray disc. It dose not mention that it is a M disc.
It thinks it`s a blue ray disc. Will that make any difference to the writeing.
robertt
robertt Plus
13 137 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2019 8:14PM
Just tried an M disc, Started formatting and widows says it cant complete formatting. Aashampoo asks if you want to select: like a usb flash drive or : with a CD/DVD flash player. Anybody know what the problem is.

robertt
16 Feb 2019 9:53PM
Hi Robertt
I mentioned in previous comment about disc recorder being compatible, is yours?
I know your software is, as I use same version, with M Disc media.

Quick Google search:
https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32178/~/m-disc%E2%84%A2

M-DISC™

What is M-DISC™?

M-DISC™ is a new media format designed to permanently archive data. It is less affected by heat, light, and humidity than regular DVD writable media. M-DISC™ media can be read by most standard DVD optical drives. Writing to M-DISC™ media requires an M-DISC READY™ optical drive. You can determine if your drive is M-DISC READY™ as it will be labelled with either M-DISC or M@DISC.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on M-DISC™, visit http://www.mdisc.com/faq.
Document ID: 32178
Last Updated: 11/23/2016 02:49 PM
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A general description:
https://www.pcworld.com/article/2933478/storage/m-disc-optical-media-reviewed-your-data-good-for-a-thousand-years.html

IT WILL be on front of your recorder, if it is compatible: Google again:
What is an M disc ready drive?
M-DISC™ is a new media format designed to permanently archive data. It is less affected by heat, light, and humidity than regular DVD writable media. M-DISC™ media can be read by most standard DVD optical drives. Writing to M-DISC™ media requires an M-DISC READY™ optical drive.23 Nov 2016
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Sorry I do not know answer to your query... My gut feeling is that your recorder is incompatable.
I would have included photo of my drives, had I been able to. Both mine are LG devices.
robertt Plus
13 137 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2019 4:44PM
Should a M-disc be formatted. My built in writer is an LG BH10LS38 WITH THE M-disc logo on the front and my new external writer is a Buffalo BRXL-PT6U2VB. They said it was able to write M-discs. That is why I bought it.

reobertt
17 Feb 2019 6:39PM
robertt
Glad your main drive is M disc compatible. As I was thinking it was a drive problem.
I believe all M discs are write once, as designed for archival storage.
So formatting would be a bad thing?, writing software should take care of 'disc preparation' needs., asking for your needs as it goes.
Your label on M disc packaging will tell you correct spec.
Your Buffalo is M disc compatible:
https://www.buffalo-technology.com/productpage/mediastation-brxl-pt6u2vb/
I was surprised to see it is USB2, I would have thought that was too slow 😂 but then again write speed of blu ray M disc is slowwww. It can write at 24X for CD, so buffering must be OK?
Regards
Jon
robertt Plus
13 137 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2019 6:28PM
I put my first M-disc in and windows tried to format it, then said it could not complete it. That is what ruined the disc. Next time, I opened Ashampoo first and put a new disc in and it recognised it. It took about 23 minutes to write 21.8GB.So I finally wrote mi first M-disc.
Thank you all for your help.


robertt


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