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u/letofiles · 6 pointsr/DataHoarder

I used a lot of DVDs for data backup and a couple of years ago, I switched to Blu-ray disks.

I did the same analysis as Malte-Sama and figured out Blu-ray disks give me the best values for my money, and I really like the almost 4x 5x physical space saving comparing to DVDs.

Like many people have pointed out previously, Blu-ray disks need to be stored in a climate controlled environment, I store mine in Disk Binders and in the basement (with dehumidifier). For CDs and DVDs, if they are properly stored, they can last 100+ years, I assume the same thing applies to Blu-Ray disks.

I mainly buy RiDATA Blu-ray disks which use inorganic dyes (according to the product description).

When I backup files, I always do a Complete Data Verification (this option came with the disk burning software) to ensure the data have been recorded correctly, I have not gotten any bad disk so far.

I currently have 348 disks (mix of DVDs and Blu-ray disks) storing 2.2 TB of data.

I found it difficult to manage the files on the backup disks, so I create a database system like what you are planning to do. I further developed it into LetoFiles for people like you and I.

I would love to hear what you think of the website if you get a chance to check it out.

Please let me know if you have any question, I will be more than happy to help out wherever I can.

u/Lee_Ars · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

So very, very sorry for your loss. Losing my wife would be my ultimate nightmare and it's got to be so incredibly difficult. Wish I could give you a hug, man.

Whatever method you choose, make sure it's got an offsite component to it—in other words, make sure the data are backed up somewhere that's not your home. That way it's protected in the event of burglary, fire, flood, or anything else that potentially damages or destroys your home.

If it's just ~1500MB of data (or about 1.5GB), then I'd recommend something simple like Dropbox, where you can simply copy the files to a local folder on your computer and it's mirrored up into Dropbox's storage cloud. Alternately, Backblaze might be a little more bulletproof (would be less easy to accidentally delete a file locally and have it deleted out of your backup), and would cost you about $50 a year.

Also, old ways work well. Consider putting the data on archival quality optical media and putting that media in a safety deposit box. Just make sure you pick media that are rated for long-duration archive; cheap CD-Rs or DVD-Rs can "rot" as the phase-change material deteriorates.

I hope you're taking care of yourself. Wishing you and your daughter the best of luck and hoping life is kind to you.

u/Korprat_Amerika · 7 pointsr/buildapc

Sorry to hear about your situation, Here is what I can add to the information available here.

A hard drive without power will hold its data for 5 to 7 years, not optimal. theoretical data retention for 1000 years.

They make a blu ray version too.

I have never used this, but it looks like a regular, non-organic based disc, just make sure your burner drive has support for it.

As others have said, pair a long lasting disc of your brand choice with a reliable (non youtube imho) cloud based storage. best of luck in your endeavor.

u/Fermiac · 28 pointsr/nintendo

The price per gigabyte for flash storage vs. optical disc storage remains as much of a problem today as it was in the N64 era. For a rough idea of the difference, let's look at average consumer prices for a spindle of blu ray discs vs. a high-capacity flash storage device:

128GB of flash storage for $30 (an average price of slightly over $0.23/GB), vs.

about 1.25TB of optical storage for $24 (an average price of <$0.02/GB).

Flash storage remains, to this day, over an order of magnitude more expensive than optical storage per unit of data. Scale that up times hundreds of millions for every game printed and it's easy to see why we're still using discs, and why third parties flocked to Sony in the N64 era. Yes, cartridges have their advantages, but for third parties it's not worth paying literally 10x the price per storage unit - that cuts into their profit margins (especially considering that the size of the average AAA game today is probably something like 30GB minimum).

For that reason alone I sincerely doubt the NX will return to anything like cartridges.

u/themarketliberal · 1 pointr/MadokaMagica

If in the future you ever want to have it on disc and work on any blu-ray player, you can download a program called "AnyDVD" and select the option "Remove Blu-Ray Region Code."

Then, select "Rip to Image" and it will copy the entire blu-ray disc to a format that you can burn to a new blank disc. Then, download a tool called ImgBurn, and that will do it.

The only difference is that you won't have art on the disc. But fear not! If you really want to, you can put your original disc in a scanner to scan it. Then, obtain a printer that can print on top of discs (you can get one for $60), and get blank blu-ray discs that allow you to print on them. I like these ones --

Last, get software where you can customize the art on the disc and print to it. Software should come with the printer. The printer I use is Epson XP-640 and the software I use is Epson Print CD.

It sounds like you were able to watch it, so these instructions are really just for if you feel like having the disc in your collection without worrying about region code restrictions.

Take care!

u/mattindustries · 1 pointr/technology

I am kind of not believing what he is saying in this article. I hate to call B.S. on something I really don't know much about, but you can buy a blue-ray burner and blank blue-ray discs to burn stuff on your own computer. It is still more cost effective to buy hard drives than blue-ray discs, but it doesn't seem like you have to have copy protection. I was recently looking into buying them to backup my photos, but it is still just cheaper to buy 1tb externals and easier to manage as well.

u/SirCrest_YT · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

I got these a while ago. They're great:

Verbatim makes some great BD's. Their HardCoat surface is seriously really durable. Even took a key to it and it looked untouched.

Just be sure they have the Hard Coat and are HTL which have inorganic dyes.

u/Splongus · 1 pointr/buildapc

"M-Disc" Blu-Ray read-only discs are the way to go for long term safe storage. These seem like a good bet:

Keep them in a moderately cool place and away from sunlight.

I guess if you want to make sure they can be read in the future, you could keep a Blu-Ray player with them in case those aren't easy to find in the future. Keep in mind that BD-R will work in a Blu-Ray player, but BDXL requires a special player. BD-R DL will work in a standard player and are able to record data on both sides of the disc, and so will come in larger capacities.

u/DarkbaneCrypto · 2 pointsr/DataHoarder

well I haven't seen anyone mention the obvious for you, a disc writer...


a thousand year disc...



a hundred year disc...



either way you can get one drive to use all the various medium and change your mind as you want and decide to put some things on more expensive discs and less expensive discs based on what you feel like...






based on the numbers you cited disc might be the best choice, if you do a lot more annually, then perhaps tape will make more sense...

u/teh_fearless_leader · 2 pointsr/DataHoarder

First and foremost, I'm sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your situation.

I'm assuming you intend to keep this data for your daughter's life, so I'm recommending based on 100+ years retention. I don't know of any medium that's going to last that long. Because of that, my recommendation is to refresh the media every 10 or so years.

My concern with some of the other recommendations of flash drives is Flash Drives have a tendency to bit rot at a significantly faster rate than other media.

A DVD/BluRay would probably be my go-to, but we don't have too much historical data on life-span. In that situation, what I'd do is the following:

Buy this set of disks. It's super cheap and while a blu-ray writer is going to run you about $70, it's not super expensive in the long-term. Burn the data to every disk in the pack and check that it's still good every couple years. I would also upload to "cloud" storage and keep it on an external hard drive (kept in a fire safe or bank vault).

u/fireduck · 4 pointsr/DataHoarder

It is a type of optical media, there are DVD versions and bluray versions. Basically rather than a laser burning the organic dye stuff for a normal one, it is a slightly stronger laser burning a rock like material. It is supposed to last at least 1000 years.

You can get it off amazon:

There have been some reports of things going strange with the multilayer, so I only trust the single layer (25GB) discs.

Edit: switched amazon link to write drive. linked to dvd only one at first.

u/UnicodeConfusion · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

I just paid 58 bucks for 10 100GB blu-ray discs. That's pretty cheap. I've been looking for a tape solution for a long time but haven't found anything affordable. link:


I would really like a disc printer too but those seem to have disappeared from the market.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/news

> What would you recommend for physical backups?

M-DISC's design is intended to provide greater archival media longevity.[2] Millenniata claims that properly stored M-DISC DVD recordings will last 1000 years.[3] While the exact properties of M-DISC are a trade secret,[4] the patents protecting the M-DISC technology assert that the data layer is a "glassy carbon" and that the material is substantially inert to oxidation and has a melting point between 200° and 1000 °C.[5][6]

u/Hewlett-PackHard · 4 pointsr/DataHoarder

>I may be off with the count of BluRay disks, but it probably is the most feasable option. It's also pretty cheap.

Way off, Blu-ray capacities range from 25GB to 128GB per disc. Archival ones come in 25, 50 and 100. So he only needs a single disc.

I would suggest a 100GB archival grade Blu-ray for this.

u/Oneironaut2 · 2 pointsr/gamernews

I can get blank blu-ray disks off Amazon for a dollar per disc. They're more expensive than DVDs(10 to 20 cents per disc), but still pretty cheap when they're being sold for $60.

u/Robb4848 · 5 pointsr/DataHoarder

Ah ok, so something like this?
Millenniata Inc. M-DISC 25GB Blu-ray Media - 15 Disc Cake Box

Are there any that you would recommend?

u/Jedecon · 2 pointsr/DataHoarder

A few months late, but in my defense I just found this thread.

I found several. In like two seconds. In fact, when I searched for BD-R" on Amazon, EVERY result I checked, except for one that was labeled LTH was HTL. Note that I am relying on the customer questions & answers to get the ID. It is technically possible that the manufacturers have started selling different discs under the same listings, so if you are worried you can check the ID on the discs before using them.

I think that your confusion comes from the fact that the name of the manufacturer is rarely the brand name.

For example, these Quantum Optical discs have a media ID of cmcmag-ba5. If you look for that ID in the list you will see that they were made by CMC Magnetics Corporation and are an HTL disc.

These made by ValueDisc have that same media ID, cmcmag-ba5, so we can tell that they are the same disc sold under a different brand.

These from PLEXDisc have the ID "OTCBDR-002" so they are made by Amethystum Storage Technology Co., Ltd. and are HTL.

Those are all cheapo discs. If you want to see some name brand, these Verbatim discs have the media ID VERBAT-IMe. According to that licensee list they are made by Mitsubishi Chemical Media Co., Ltd. and are HTL.

A quick side note, if you look at the licencee list, you will see that there are several manufacturers that have never made an LTH disc. If, for example, you buy a Sony disc, you can be sure that it is HTL.

u/kkjdroid · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

625GB of storage for $24.

Cheapest 500GB HDD I could find: $42

The Blu-Rays are about 1/3 as fast (27MB/s vs. 75), but they're easier to distribute if you need to send video around without an Internet connection in excess of 200Mbps.

u/arahman81 · 8 pointsr/Games
50 Blu Rays for $27. And that's the retail price.

Blu-ray drives cost a bit, but blank discs don't cost that much. Definitely nowhere even close to what flash storage with the same capacity costs.

u/feedayeen · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

1GB/hour to store high resolution sound and audio. You can buy a 1TB (1000GB) HDD for less than a hundred. This is enough to store a month worth of video for a single officer. Net cost, 3 dollars a day.

A single DVDR can fit an entire day of work, those cost 25 cents at consumer prices.

Blank Blue-ray disks are even cheaper. 2 of these could record a cop for an entire year

u/nondescriptzombie · 1 pointr/techsupport

Properly stored archival quality DVD's should be good for over 100 years.

You will never need to worry about a virus hitting your backup, either.

Edit: So I guess there's a blu-ray equivalent that is even better. but your blu-ray burner needs to be rated for M-DISC.

u/despecialized · 1 pointr/techsupport

I've seen that and unless i'm mistaken the discs I have should be supported. If it helps, here's a link to the amazon listing where i bought them.

u/AshleyUncia · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

No they aren't? Nothing about that branding indicates LTH discs and if you look at the SKU in detail, there's nothing that states it's LTH.

And you HAVE to state that they are LTH discs on the packaging, LTH discs require specific firmware support on both the write and read drives. You can't go 'Surprise! It's a cheapo LTH discs, we put it in the fine print!' cause the users drive may not even support them.

u/toostonedguys · 1 pointr/emulation

Verbatim M Disc BDXL 100GB 4X 1 Pack Jewel Case 98912

u/SyrioForel · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Did you really come here so we can do a search on Amazon for you?

Here's a 10-pack for $12.62:

u/traal · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

Those are LTH discs, not great for archiving. You want HTL discs like these ($41.80/50-disc spindle):

Edit: I was wrong, they're HTL discs which should be good for archiving.

Or these Verbatim branded M-Discs ($66.75/25-disc spindle):

Or the ones you linked earlier, Milleniata branded M-Discs ($64.13/15-disc spindle):

The above three products may or may not all use the same chemistry and manufacturing process. Nobody really knows.

u/Rich700000000000 · 3 pointsr/preppers

I had that same idea! My plan when I get some money is to get:

  1. A small laptop/netbook.

  2. A mini projector.

  3. A usb BluRay drive.

  4. And a bunch of BluRay disks.

    I burn all the movies, music, books, documentaries, archives, libraries, videos, tv shows, and games that I want, then put the projector, netbook and USB drive in a Faraday Cage. This gives me an unbeatable storage archive that is waterproof, drop-proof, EMP-proof, corruption-resistant, and very portable.
u/militantchicken · 10 pointsr/technology

Go ahead buy one

Discs are right here

I remember seeing them on the shelves of Staples when I worked there 10 years ago.

u/dumbelts · 24 pointsr/nintendo

Here is a pack of 25 50GB Blu-ray Discs for $40

1,250GB of space for $40. You'd end up paying $234 for that amount with those SD cards. That's just the 50GB discs though. You can get 100GB Blu-ray Discs, and the work to get discs that can hold over 1TB is underway too.

Also, that SD card is on sale. It's normal price is $65. The price of the cards to match what you get with the discs is even more.

u/Balrogspain · 1 pointr/gaming

Just look at this. Look at that price compared to this

u/Ericovich · 2 pointsr/TotalReddit

I did.

I've been searching into permanent storage for all my files.

They make digital media that is supposed to last a century.

u/joshgarde · 185 pointsr/assholedesign

A triple layer Blu-Ray can hold 100gb - (source) [Non-affiliated link]

u/brainflakes · 12 pointsr/gadgets

How about we start with 100GB Blu-Ray recordable discs that don't cost $45 each?

u/snrrub · 2 pointsr/DataHoarder

LTH has some compatibility issues so they pretty much have to declare it on the box. Example:

If it doesn't say LTH on the packaging somewhere then it's safe to assume it is HTL.

LTH is also something you only need to worry about with BD-25s.

LTH discs have a light yellowy color, HTL are all various dark shades (brown, gray etc)

u/InadequateUsername · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

I was considering either these Datalife Plus discs by verbatim or these regular branded verbatim's not sure if there is much difference between the two.

u/skotia · 1 pointr/gamernews

Cost of 15 Blu Ray 4x, 25GB discs: 20USD, therefore 0.75USD per disc.

Cost of 1 4GB USB thumbdrive: 8USD.

Besides, there are plenty of copy protection on the blu-ray; in fact, the DVD has copy protection too (which is why DVDs never exploded like CDs did, and blu-ray weren't as popular as both CDs and DVDs: copy protection).

u/powercorruption · 0 pointsr/wiiu

It's not misinformation, dummy. Go pick up a few blu-rays, some PS3 or PS4 games, and some BD-Rs, and you'll notice many of them have rounded edges. This is not unique to Wii U discs, THAT'S misinformed to think that.

u/fr3qu3nc7 · 5 pointsr/DataHoarder

Just recently went through this myself. Verbatim offers a few different lines of products. I'll leave the research up to you, but actual Verbatim produced media (i.e. the MID),
These are the way to go. Mine check out as VERBAT-IMe-000.

Cheaper Verbatims are identified as CMCMAG-BA5-000. I haven't had any problems with these personally, either.

Of note, i've burned about 45 between the two different disks and only had 1 coaster so far, and it failed on ImgBurn's verification step.

u/Griz-Lee · 2 pointsr/synology

People that have huge datasets usually do that, set it up at a friends house or parents another one and backup to that, cheaper this way in the long run.
Let's talk about business. If you don't have the money to store that amount of data properly that means it's a shitty business model.

You are storing video/photo projects for your clients. OK, do they pay for that? If no -> shitty business model.

If the data is on your NAS, and on the cloud, this is considered "hot-storage" which is rather expensive.
There I am asking myself, why don't you just put it on M-Disc and archive it when the project is over? get some of those, drop the files on it and archive it, needs no power, no HDD replacement, no monthly fee in cloud storage, nothing.