Having 50 Tetrabyte plus data dating back couple of decades back, I had no idea what to do with the ever growing data collection from videos, photos, music among others that I would be glad to pass on to my grandchildren. That fear has now vanished after details emerged of the M-DISC that will allow data owners to back up the entire digital world for future safe storage with a capacity of 25GB at a time. Many will agree that one of the biggest challenge our generation faces is an increasingly digital lifestyle as a result of the amount of data we create on daily basis. Ranging from my movies, photos, video clips and my ever-expanding music library, the solution has come at the right time. There are number of different storage solutions available in the market that continues to grow but they have plenty of drawbacks. M-DISC Blu-Ray is developed by RITEK and come August, it will be sold under Memorex, Imation and TDK brand names.
On average, computers, smartphones and tablet’s hard drive have the capacity to fill up and degrade over time. The cloud technology uses a vast array of different methods of saving data although I don’t see the technology withstanding the taste of time and are also vulnerable to security lapses and data hungry hackers. The M-DISC Blu-ray was developed by RITEK and can hold 25GB of information. The solution works very well with a standard Blu-ray drive and could last for the next 1000 years according to the people behind it. M-DISC Blu-Ray was independently tested through ISO/IEC 10995 Test Standard. The test is meant to expose optical media to extreme humidity and temperature to accurately establish its lifespan and according to the tests, M-DISC Blu-Ray in theory survived for 1,332 years. Having been in technology for a long time, I don’t want to believe that there is a 1,332-year lifespan solution in place for my data storage problem. I find it very bold for the company to make such a pledge although of course its one that is difficult to disagree with.