What is M-DISC ready drive?

What is M-DISC ready drive?

M-DISC is an archival-quality storage solution that preserves photos, videos, music, and documents for 1,000 years or more. Unlike hard drives, flash drives, and other writable media, that can lose data, M-DISC has been designed to protect your information from degradation and loss for centuries.

Is M-DISC the same as Blu-ray?

TLDR answer is BDXL is regular BluRay but with lots of capacity. M-Disc Is the same but more expensive because it can last much longer (a thousand years manufacturer claims) and is mainly used for long term archiving.

What is a DVD M-DISC?

About M-Disc (Millenniata Disc) It is a specific type of DVD. It is excellent for archiving precious digital data such as family histories and photo albums. It can hold files of any type & can be an exact copy of a pre-existing DVD. M-Disc can be read on any computer which can read a DVD.

What are M-discs made of?

The M-DISC data layer has many of the same characteristics. It is composed entirely of inorganic materials and compounds including metals and metalloids. It contains several of the materials and compounds common to rocks including silicon dioxide and carbon.

How does an M-DISC work?

The M-DISC READY™ Drive etches the M-DISC™’s rock-like layer creating a permanent physical data record that is immune to data rot. The stability and longevity of the M-Disc DVD has been proven in rigorous tests conducted according to the ISO/IEC 10995 test standard for determining data lifetime of optical media.

How long do m discs last?

1000 years
M-DISC’s design is intended to provide greater archival media longevity. Millenniata claims that properly stored M-DISC DVD recordings will last 1000 years.

Can a DVD player play M-disc?

Can the M-Disc DVD be read by regular DVD drives? Yes. The M-READY™ Drive engraves the M-DISC™ using a compatible data format that can be read by most quality DVD drives.

What software Burns M discs?

BurnAware is a full-featured and free burning software to create CD, DVD and Blu-ray of all types, including M-Disc. Home users can easily burn bootable discs, multisession discs, high-quality audio CDs and video DVDs, make, copy and burn disc images.

Are Ritek discs any good?

The discs are inkjet printable type. I have had extensive trouble with Ritek media in the past, and have generally avoided them since, but I suppose Ritek isn’t incapable of producing good media – after all, they did produce Ricoh DVD’s under license as well, which were excellent.

What is a Blu-ray Disc?

RITEK Blu-ray Disc series are the revolutionized blank media using blue-violet laser to record either high-definition (HD) video or multiple Gigabytes data archiving.

What does a BD-R disc look like?

The rear insert provides care instructions and identical text to the outside rear of the box. The disc itself does have a printable white top, but also features branding in the centre consisting of areas of clear hub. The underside looks pretty much the same as a normal BD-R, being metallic chocolate brown in colour.

Are BD-Rs as good as m-disc DVDs?

From a visual inspection, the disc appears the same bright chocolate-brown, unlike the obvious distinction with regular dye based DVDs and the M-Disc DVD which was a silver-grey. But my main concern lies in the demonstrated lifetimes of quality BD-Rs which are similar to the M-Disc DVD (to which the M-Disc BD-R is claimed to have also achieved).