DVD Disc that lasts for Centuries - Cranberry DiamonDisc

    US firm, Cranberry, has made a DVD disc which can store the data for 1000 years. Yeah, you got it right. Its mind blowing 1000 years. When I came across this news on Tech Radar, I began to have goosebumps. Now, I can store my precious memories for my great great great and great grandchildren :-)

    Cranberry calls this disc DiamonDisc. Company defines this disc as "The Cranberry DiamonDisc has no adhesive layers, dye layer or reflective layer to deteriorate. A high-intensity laser physically etches your information into the diamond-like surface of our synthetic stone disc. No other layer is needed.". Data format is same like any other DVD available in the market right now. It can be played on any DVD player. And by the way, its transparent too. Just that its been made by something other than the regular DVD material don't make it transparent, is a lie.

    Cranberry explains the query about "Why its different from regular DVD disc?" like this,

    Most DVDs, including the most expensive “Gold” archival DVDs, burn data into an organic dye. Organic dyes start to degrade and fade as soon as they are written. This rapidly leads to a condition called “data rot”. This problem is so severe that the National Archives warns that the shelf‐life of a regular DVD is 2‐5 years. Cranberry Discs contain no organic dyes. Instead, the Cranberry Disc’s data layer is composed of rock‐like materials known to last for centuries. The Cranberry Writer™ etches the Cranberry Disc’s rock‐like layer creating a permanent physical data record that is immune to data rot.
    Data can only be written by Cranberry Writer. Its quite expensive to purchase but company has offered people to just upload their data to Cranberry servers via secure File Up-loader and they will mail back the DVD to the desired address. Thats pretty much simple, isn't this?. Cranberry Discs can withstand the full spectrum of the sun, including UV rays, indefinitely with no effect to the data or the readability of the data in a standard DVD drive. The DVD can withstand temperatures as high as 300 degrees.

    • If you buy single DiamonDisc, it will cost you $34.95
    • If you buy two or more DiamonDiscs, it will cost you $29.95
    • If you buy a package of 5 DiamonDiscs, it will cost you $149.75
    • The DiamonDisc Writer costs you $4995 (with 150 Blank DiamonDiscs free)
    For further information about Cranberry DiamonDisc, visit here

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