burning 128GB data discs

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by 2dmartin, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    You guess wrong, my main burning software is a freebie. IMGburn, and yes it mentions OPC. I don't have drives that need it though. Only use quality media
     
  2. happyguy82

    happyguy82 Well-Known Member

    Yeah thanks for that.
     
  3. kufo

    kufo Well-Known Member

    Thats right, but it doesn´t matter for burning. I use diffrent drives for burning and reading - I would recommend that to you too.
     
  4. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    Boaaaah. 1000 years.... Tell me a hardware technology that survived 10 years. 20 years. 50 years......Dream on.
     
  5. happyguy82

    happyguy82 Well-Known Member

    Honestly I did play with this thought for a while but then I decided not to for 3 reasons. Firstly the Pioneer drives are costly, secondly I didn't see a need for one and I rarely read or write to blu-ray discs, thirdly there's no more space on my PC for an additional drive as the top mounted radiator 'eats' into the top drive bay. I guess the 3rd reason was the real showstopper.
     
  6. happyguy82

    happyguy82 Well-Known Member

    Well it doesn't need to because no one should need to store data that long, however if the spec guarantees 1000 years it'll last at least over a 100. In terms of hardware, that's not as important because there will always be ways to recover data from physical media (albeit at a cost). Therefore if the data is really precious then it's still worth doing. Also, there's no harm backing up to another media or even the cloud in addition to this. It's better to have multiple backups of important things. That's just my personal reason.
     
  7. kufo

    kufo Well-Known Member

    In this case there´s no need for you to buy a new optical drive, but what about your BD XL project? I´d onestly think about an SSD - In my opinion this should be the best solution for you.
    Quicker to write on and better compatibility with other machines, witch have no drive for this media.
     
  8. kufo

    kufo Well-Known Member

    When I´m dead and gone nobody cares about broken media :rolleyes: I couldn´t imagine that there will be any media on disc in the further future. Look at all these who backup huge libarys. They permanently backaup their data files allthoug tey were permitted a 1000 years data life.
     
  9. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    You will find no hardware 20 years from now that can read optical discs. Wanna bet?
     
  10. happyguy82

    happyguy82 Well-Known Member

    That is exactly what I meant when I said data can be recovered at a cost if necessary. Even without hardware, there'll be data recovery or forensic companies that will be able to do it.
     
  11. 2dmartin

    2dmartin Member

    Yes thanks I have had an ongoing dialogue with Buffalo, not altogether satisfactory, I have to say, and currently stalled for some reason which makes me suspicious. I've communicated this news to them.
     
  12. 2dmartin

    2dmartin Member

    Success, well 50% success ...

    Asus agreed to replace the drive and I was very sceptical because a 'firmware upgrade' had not helped the previous one.
    But this drive is different:

    Vendor: ASUS
    Product: BW-16D1H-U
    Firmware version: A204
    Serial number: KLCJ7EJ4025
    Connection type: USB
    Interface: Serial ATAPI
    ...

    A very different firmware version and serial, so I suspect that this is a completely different manufacturer.
    And it works, have written > 100GB to a 128GB disc, in less than 90 minutes (took much longer to verify).

    So now to shame Buffalo into fixing or replacing their non-functional drive (BDR-209M).
    Any suggestions?