how good is the data reliability with CD ROM and DVD RAM?
teoz at neo.rr.com
Sun Jul 22 01:56:07 CDT 2018
The last generation 5.25" 4.x GB MO drive was unreliable which is why they
never went bigger I think. I have a bunch of 5.25" drives from a few makers
and all work.
From: Carlo Pisani via cctalk
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2018 5:43 PM
To: Chuck Guzis ; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: how good is the data reliability with CD ROM and DVD RAM?
thus, MO drive units are not reliable?
2018-07-21 23:34 GMT+02:00 Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>:
> On 07/21/2018 02:12 PM, TeoZ via cctalk wrote:
>> I have old IBM MO Worm disks that are still readable, same with all my
>> MO disks (3.5" 130MB, 5.25" 1.3GB) but drives can be iffy. I would bet
>> that MO media will outlast us all while finding a drive to read them
>> will be a problem.
> I've got a few old PMC Apex 4GB disks. I suspect that finding a working
> drive will be most difficult. Heaven knows, mine died years ago.
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