On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 10:05:30PM +0000, kevin lyda wrote:
> cdrom only holds 600 megs or so. dvd is better? media more
650 or 700 megs, depending on media. It's possible to find 84, 90 or 99
minute recordable CDs, but noone recommends them due to lack of quality
and drive support. I know my '98 model CD writer is limited to a little
over 80 minutes (700MB). 74/80 minute CDs can last quite a bit. I drop
mine all the time. They seem to withstand certain liquids better than
tapes, but I've seen people dry out tapes and have them work, too ;)
DVD has bunches of different formats. I dunno if the different companies
have settled on a standard yet. Dual layer discs have a 50% failure
rate, so single layer, double-sided is all you need.
> unlimited size, media non-existant, eventually will fail.
In some cases, the balance of the universe will right wrongs in such a
way that those who relied on prayer will fail first.
Seen in some media mag - this was the answer to the question "Why do
companies ship movies on several discs instead of all on a two-sided
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