Stone Age Cranberry DVD will Last Another 1,000 Years – DiamonDisc
Ok – so this is actually new tech and not something from when flint knapping was actually a life-or-death skill to have.
There’s a new company going by the name of Cranberry who is selling a DVD made from high-tech stone (yes, stone) that will store data for up to 1,000 years.
That obviously dampens the touchpaper of regular writeable DVD’s who are said to only last between two to five years (listens to folk running to back-up their five year-old discs).
Before you start weeping over your film collection; mass-manufactured DVDs last much longer thanks to better production standards.
For $34.95 per disc (or $69.90 for two) you can store up to 4.7 GB of data on a format that will outlive you. That equates to roughly 2,000 photos, 1,200 songs or three hours of video.
They don’t guarantee that you wont put it somewhere so safe that you forget where it is though 😉
This will be ideal for people that own businesses, have a family interested in keeping records of their ancestry, or if you plan on hiding the fortune that you’ve amassed and will only let your great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, grandchild be the benefactor.
Shame you wont be around to see if it actually lasted the 1,000 years the company claims.