Optical media archive life test approved by ISO



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The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) and Ecma International announced today that the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)…

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It may be good to have a ISO standard but the problem is - will companies start testing against it now? Are they going to publish their results? Will there be any verification that their results are obtained properly? Surely the crappy companies will start mislabeling their products and creating more “confusion” which this is trying to solve. Other companies may not test or publish results meaning that there’s no real comparability. Still doesn’t change the attitude of buying discs from reputable manufacturers …


What we’d need is a third party to do the testing. Say a trusted magainze or web site.