Library of Congress Collects and Destroys Old CDs for Research

Optical discs weren’t originally designed for storage, many discs which were produced in the early days are now close to expiration unless they are stored in an ideal environment. In order to find out what type of environment is most suitable for optical discs like CD and DVD, Library of Congress collects unwanted discs from different ages and ...

Millenniata Launches M-Disc Blu-ray with 25GB Capacity for Permanent Optical Storage

Optical media has been the responsible data storage option for of its unparalleled longevity, broad compatibility, high reliability and durability. Now beside the CD, DVD and Blu-ray standard, a new type of optical media, Blu-ray M-Disc,  has been introduced by Millenniata. The M-Disc optical media (DVD and Blu-ray) is capable of preserving information, photos and ...

CD Ripping & App Nap on OS X Mavericks

The new OS X Mavericks offers several new features, one of them is the App Nap. App Nap helps saving power when working with multiple apps at the same time. If an app is completely hidden behind other windows, App Nap would conserve battery life by slowing the app down. While App Nap is a ...

300GB Archival Optical Disc Standard from Sony and Panasonic

Optical discs such as Blu-ray, CD and DVD are considered as robust media for long-term storage of content, as discs are dust-resistance and water-resistance, and can withstand changes in temperature and humidity when correctly stored. Sony and Panasonic has recently announced a new “Archival Disc” for long-term digital data storage. The new format is aimed ...

Physical CDs are Essential for Independent Musicians

At this era of online distribution, CD is still an important media for independent music artists. Why? Here are the few reasons: Physical copies allows more interactions When music artists interact with their audience, having a physical copy of your music allow a more personal approach. A physical CD not only gives buyers a sense ...