Apple dumps optical drives...

Started Nov 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
Photato
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Optical media still relevant specially Bluray
In reply to Barry Fitzgerald, Nov 25, 2012

I think optical media still has a place as an alternative storage and distribution medium.

For anyone that cares about pristine video and audio quality Bluray is what is at. Let me know when Netflix or others can send video at 36mbps...

Also, despite the availability of Terabytes hard drives, it makes a lot of sense to use Bluray to store large amount of data like video. The storage capacity is basically infinity and cheap by popping another blank disc.

I think is not wise either to have all your eggs is one basket, like in one big hard drive.

If your hard drive gets flooded with water all data is lost. Solid stated drives are more resilient, but the cost is prohibitive to back up large amounts of data like Raw files and video.

For sure Optical is losing the importance once it had, but I think they still have a place.

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