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A disc that lasts forever? Millenniata's M-Disc.

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A disc for data that lasts forever?    I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    Optical discs, CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray are great for storing movies, photos and other documents… but not for the long term.  Over a period of years those discs deteriorate.   Now comes the M-Disc  from a company called Millenniata.    CEO Scott Shumway…

“With ours, it’s a synthetic rock like substance.  And once it’s put onto the disc, then the drive has to etch onto it like a rock.  And so it literally etches it, it doesn’t burn it, and therefor because it’s rock like it stays permanently.   It doesn’t degrade, it doesn’t disintegrate over time, it stays permanent.”

Millenniata has collaborated with Hitachi LG to create drives that can write to the M-Discs.  Some will be priced as low as fifty dollars.  The discs, which cost about three dollars each,  are then readable on any standard drive.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.  I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Computers