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04-03-2012, 09:11 AM
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So I realize that the M-Disc "archive" DVD media had come up in a few threads back in August, and LS reviewed a pretty weak article written about the M-Disc Here -- Millenniata's M-Disc and Cranberry DiamonDisc?

But, I'm wondering if any of the staff or members here have picked up an LG M-Disc burner and done any testing to see if they perform well, or if there happens to be any advantage to these? I saw a burner on sale for $70 today an it reminded me about the subject. I'm not really planning on switching from my routine of backing up to Verbatim DataLifePlus and keeping them in a box in my closet, but now that we've had about 6 months since the original article from Millenniata being released I thought I'd see if anyone took the M-Disc for a... spin. (Sorry for the bad pun )
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Not yet.

The odds of it being special are very low, as outlined here: Millenniata's M-Disc and Cranberry DiamonDisc?
We've seen the "best unique disc" card played so many times that it's a low priority to investigate, compared to other site/research tasks.

To date all I've read is fluff devoid of science.

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Yeah, I'm bumping in old post.

I bought a stack of M-Disc blanks for testing, as they're now available in Microcenter for a decent price. (Not sure how long Microcenter has had them, but I'd not seen them there a year ago.) There's a new LG burner in a new ATI AIW system that I'm building.

Some very important projects are being restored right now. When those are done, a second master copy will be burned to the M-Disc, then tested long-term with a full battery of tests.

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Any progress on the testing?

Pioneer Customer Support states that none of their current drives support (at least officially) M-DISC technology. (This is different from what the M-DISC site has posted).

I don't need 1000 years, but a reasonably assured 100 would be great!
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I noticed that Microcenter was giving out of stock already. I wonder if this flopped.

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07-29-2014, 08:44 AM
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The Fairfax, VA, MicroCenter shows a few in stock. SuperMediaStore shows it in stock.
I see M-DISC released a Blu-ray version this summer.

Apparently not many [people are switchign to them yet - cost is substantially more than standard DVD-R, an not many people worry about content readability 10+ years from now I guess.

Probably not a product for the typical movie ripper, but it strikes me that the wedding and similar event folks should be into it, at least for file master copies, if it is a tenth as good as they claim. And a marketing plus at a modest increased cost (~$2 per disc).
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