I bought a new laptop earlier this year and on the label on the front it says M-Disc compatible and I had no idea what that meant but thought nothing more of it. Until, that is, I came across M-Disc on twitter and asked them if they wanted to send me a free pack of their discs so I could try them out on my new laptop.
It turns out that M-Disc is the world’s first permanent storage solution. I’ll be honest I’d thought that putting my photos on a standard computer disc meant they were permanent but it seems that I am very wrong! It turns out that optical discs can actually get disc rot and then I might lose my precious photos and videos. Thankfully I now have have my 15 pack of M-Discs so I can save my treasured photos on the discs and they should last up to 1000 years. Truth is I will never know if they do last that long but as long as they last beyond my lifetime then I will be happy.
The M-Discs arrived in a spindle pack like we are all used to and although they look exactly like normal discs they are actually very different. Here’s a bit about them :-
M-DISC is the first ever permanent file backup disc that lasts forever. Unlike computer hard-drives and DVD discs that suffer from decay, destroying the files you were trying to preserve and protect, Millenniata’s M-DISC cannot be overwritten, erased, or corrupted by natural processes.
Your wedding video, family records, or that important business document…they are absolutely priceless. So why take chances when you have a scientifically proven & guaranteed solution? Just M-Disc, and forget it!
Putting your data on an M-Disc gives you the peace of mind that those things you find irreplaceable, will be engraved in stone for generations.
The M-Discs can be bought from their website and the prices vary a lot depending on the type of disc and the storage space it has on it, etc. As an example, the 15 pack of 4.7GB M-Disc DVDS that I was sent are £35.00 whereas a 15 pack of 25GB Blu-Ray M-Disc DVDs is £54.95.
I think this price is affordable as each M-disc works out to be just over £2.33 in the 15 pack of 4.7GB DVDs.
The M-discs look like normal discs in their size and shape except they feel stronger and if you hold them up to the light you can see straight through them.
I chose to save our photographs from our recent trip to Disneyland Paris to my first M-disc and I am currently in the process of organising my photos on my computer before I go ahead and store all my daughter’s baby photos and other treasured photos onto the other discs from the pack.
I am so grateful to the M-Disc team for sending these discs to me for review. I am delighted that I can now safely store all our important family photos for prosperity.
I feel safe in the knowledge that my M-discs with all my photos and videos on should remain in working order for years to come. If you watch the video below you will see that M-Disc still works even after it has been baked in a lasagna, boiled, washed in dish soap and put in dry ice!!! Wow!
To be able to store your data on these discs you will need a computer drive that is M-Disc compatible, like the one on my new Acer laptop. You can see the list of compatible drives on this link.
If you are looking to read a more technical review of M-Disc then please look at the review that is on the PCWorld.com website —> www.pcworld.com/article/2933478/m-disc-optical-media-reviewed-your-data-good-for-a-thousand-years.html
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