[QUOTE=Wombler;2623655]I think the point is that it’ll last way longer than most users ever need.
The layer containing data is mineral based and has an estimated maximum lifespan of 10,000 years.
Even 20 years would be enough for me longevity wise.
It’s possible we may have to face format shifting before then but something with this degree of data integrity has been a long time coming and may be difficult to better, so it might have a longer marketing life than previous solutions.
I agree,I bought the LG blu ray with M-Disk if it’ll get me 6 or 7 years till the next tech comes along I will be happy.I’ve read on a lot of sites people saying this tech is not needed and who needs 1000 years and it’ll be obsolete before then.I really don’t think anybody buying it expects it to still be around in a 1000 years cause a person is lucky to get 80 years out of their own body.but,if you have ever backed up your family photos that cannot be replaced to regular CD’s only to find 2 years later they are completely gone even though they have just been sitting in a case on a shelf,the idea of something a little more permanent is great.