Suggestion: please add M-Disc support

Asked by Del Socorro Fran├žoise on 2019-08-12

Hello, there is a new technology from 2017 that supports DVDs that can keep data over 1000 years =)
It's called M-Disc.
They are not selling much, but they are more interesting for external static data saving then buying HDDs every year (as I can't afford it although HDDs are less expensive for a one time buy, but not in time chronology then M-Disc DVD to keep personal data). And I already lost too much personal data, so I'll be dreaming of 100 Go/Gb technology if I can afford it in 2years.
The DVDs can go up to 100 Go/Gb on flat DVDs (they could go higher to terabits but they most change format to cylinder shape optical support with laser internal sculpture - maybe 3D glass or silica - and they didn't invest in new shapes as the market is not moving) but can't be RW. It's not very clear but only a few can record 100 Go/Gb DVDs, most stay at 4.7 Go/Gb, and we don't know witch ones can handle 25-50 Go/Gb... you buy mystery! Later improvement not in the market seems to be silica discs and glass discs. But 1000years is enough compared to 50% fail after 6years on external HDD, the only issue is scratch the DVD :/

Two companies invested in them: Verbatim and Asus.
Verbatim proposes:
M-Disc DVD-R 4.7Gb
M-Disc BD-R 25Gb
M-Disc BD-R DL 50 Go (with Mitsubshi)
M-Disc BDXL 100 Gb
M-Disc BD-R XL 100 Go (with Mitsubishi)
+ optical drives:
Blu-ray MDISC 25Go + Bluray
Ultra HD 4k External Slimline Blu-ray writer till 100Go M-Disc
External Slimline Blu-ray writer till 100Go M-Disc
External Slimline CD/DVD Writer M-Disc support

Asus proposes:
SBW-06D2X-U BDXL Support up to 128GB data storage in one M-disc
ZenDrive U9M (SDRW-08U9M-U) M-disc support
ZenDrive U7M (SDRW-08U7M-U) M-disc support
SDRW-08U5S-U M-disc support
SDRW-08D2S-U LITE M-disc support
BW-16D1HT M-disc support + Bluray
DRW-24F1ST M-disc support
BC-12B1ST M-disc support + Bluray
Impresario SBW-S1 PRO M-disc support + Bluray + sound card
SBC-06D2X-U (after 2017) M-disc support
TurboDrive BW-16D1H-U_PRO M-disc support + Bluray
TurboDrive BW-12D1S-U M-disc support + Bluray
BW-16D1HT M-disc support + Bluray
BC-12D2HT M-disc support + Bluray
DRW-24D5MT M-disc support (the one I have)
SDRW-08U1MT M-disc support

Please take your time in considering adopting 4.7 - 25 - 50 - 100 Go M-Disc formats and prepare yourself for 3D formats data prints in Tb, but maybe in 20years if humanity still exists.

Thank you very much =)

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2019-08-13

I suggest you report a bug. This will show interest in the technology

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