Originally Posted by teckstud
I totally agree. Why people think these HDDs are better is ridiculous. Weren't optical discs made to last hundreds of years?
Those of you that may think that optical media is superior to magnetic media, may be correct in a perfect theoretical world, but all media is susceptible to failure. I have many many old archive quality DVD's and CD's that are no longer readable on any drive. The were burned properly, stored properly and still failed and no, they weren't burned on "cheap" media, they were burned onto high end TDK, Taiyo Yuden, Kodak archive quality media.
Media Fails, often without warning, and if you put stuff into a vault for 3 years, and pull it out, the stats are starting to show that 50% of the time, the media will be unreadable.
Currently I back up to 3 independent drives and good archival media, but none of these precautions will ensure my data's integrity 100% of the time.
To think that Blu-Ray discs are better than any preceding media is fool hardy.