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Re: [ARSCLIST] Hard disk drives and DAT
On 31/03/07, Jerry Hartke wrote:
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>> [mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Don Cox
>> Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2007 10:24 AM
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>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Hard disk drives and DAT
>> On 31/03/07, Jerry Hartke wrote:
>>> DigiPress, a French company, offered glass CD's that used a very
>>> stable sputtered metal reflective layer about 15 years ago. Their
>>> price was higher than that of CD-R's, sales were very low, and they
>>> went out of business. Although these satisfied Don's wish for "an
>>> archival digital format", the archival industry did not support the
>>> company. It would be helpful to form an alliance that would
>>> commercially support a format instead of just wishing for one.
>> My guess would be that nobody knew the product existed.
>> France would not be the best place to set up a company selling such
>> things, and 15 years ago people were not aware of the problems of
>> I think the big market would be storing data in the health industry.
>> Don Cox
> Should you wish to start such an enterprise, I would be glad to
> evaluate the quality of your product.
Millions of dollars would be needed for development. The first thing is
to make clear to both industry and governments that there is a real need
for true archival storage media.
Then people in universities can apply for research grants and aid from
Currently, most people don't know that there is any problem.