DAT or blu-ray?
by rglukov - 10/25/07 3:30 PM
With Blu-Ray gaining in popularity, and prices dropping, is it going to replace DVDs as the preferred high capacity storage media? I havent seen new PCs with blue-ray or HD drives installed yet.
I have 3 options at this point: stick with DVD's, buy external HDD or tape storage(DDS/DAT). DDS-3 is 12gb & DDS-4 is 20gb, low tape price per gb and capacity good enough to back up entire HDD to 10 tapes. 2 DDS-3 tapes are about $5, drive $150, while 25gb Blue-Ray is $20; drives are over $600!
What I am worried about is if the tape drive dies, a replacement will be hard to find or the technology becoming obsolete such as JAZ, ZIP, LS-120, Syquest, Syjet, SparQ, etc.
Proprietary technology never succeeds it appears.
Since everyone has DVD drives, I guess despite the lower capacity it wins out.
I am planning to store the back-ups off-site, in a safe deposit box at the bank, or my uncle's garage; thus, whatever I choose it cant take up too much space.