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posted on May 19, 2017, 04 am

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psudonym, May 19, 2017, 04 am

Toast...

I'll never be able to buy a house if I get addicted to this stuff!

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Your Comments:

Bartimaeus (Guest), May 19, 2017, 05 am

OMG, you're back! :D

WindowMaker, May 19, 2017, 07 am

After 2 years, 1 month, and 18 days, the duck is flying pass my newsreader again...

No idea about Blu-Ray's age (never bought them), though in the past, one in my family used P. brand of CD-R for backing-up family videos, only to find out that few years later they become as readable as blank disks. The irony is, original VHS source of those videos are still playable.

Used to joke that the brand is a cheap specialty self-destruct media for espionage spies.

Copperhamster (Guest), May 19, 2017, 09 am

A stamped disk, stored in a climate controlled location and protected from UV light will likely last a century or more. So your purchased blu-ray of Girls Gone Gonzo 33 4k 3d edition will outlive you if you take care of it.

Burned optical media, under the same storage conditions varies. Bog standard off the shelf disks have an effective lifespan of ~7-8 years. Most critical is protecting them from UV btw. There are archival quality disks that have a 20+ year lifespan, but expect to need to move formats within 15 years just to preserve integrity.
Note that if you were to grab a hard drive off the shelf, slap it in a USB box, copy a bunch of data to it, then take it out and store it, flipped bits from magnetic fluxes changing would start becoming significant in 10-15 years. Depending on the file this could render it unreadable, or just make a unnoticable glitch.
Silicon media also has bit-flipping.
Lower density magnetic media is much more reliable which is why tape is still a thing.
For archiving I use hard drives with about 20% space dedicated to 'par2' parity files, which can repair bitrot.

Zesty (Guest), May 19, 2017, 06 pm

I appreciate seeing this comic return.

SereneMishap (Guest), May 19, 2017, 10 pm

An answer?

About 10-15 years under normal conditions if they're the same as DVDs.

Also, the duck's back! Welcome back Psuede!

Faokryn (Guest), May 19, 2017, 11 pm

Did a double take, wow

Frith Ra (Guest), May 19, 2017, 11 pm

By Gadfrey! I had forgotten that this existed.

Of course, I had JUST found it before the hiatus started.

The_Hankerchief, May 21, 2017, 05 pm

Psudonym, you and the Duck have been a sorely missed quotient here, and I'm awful glad to see you're back. Long live Question Duck!

Oly-RRR, May 23, 2017, 10 pm

Question Duck, I don't even own anything on Blu-Ray but you're giving me anxiety!

Seriously though, I'm glad this comic is back. <3

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