Closed Is BDXL ready for prime time Tags: DVD Writers Backup Optical Media Storage Last response: October 21, 2012 10:30 PM in Storage Share ratsa June 17, 2012 1:42:10 PM I would like to backup several terabytes of data to optical media. At 128 GB/disk, I could see myself carrying out this project. But I was wondering how reliable and affordable the technology is. More about : bdxl ready prime time Best solution Dereck47 a c 542 G Storage June 17, 2012 5:50:08 PM One blank 100GB BDXL disk costs $80 on Amazon.com. A 5-pack 100GB costs $255 here: http://www.digistor.com/Blu-ray-Recordable-Media/100GB-... I searched and couldn't find any 128GB blank disks. I'm sure when they're available for sale they will be even higher than the 100GB disks. I'm sure the technology is reliable but it is definitely not affordable. Also, there are no rewritable disks in BDXL format; so you can use each disk only once. Share ratsa June 17, 2012 9:02:45 PM That pricing is prohibitive. Is there any other way to back up data? Score 0 Related resources Is SATA 6 GB/s ready for prime time? - Forum 64 Bit Computing Not Ready for Prime Time - Forum Not Ready for Prime Time? - Forum Not Ready For Prime Time - Forum When will Quicktime be ready for prime time? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dereck47 a c 542 G Storage June 17, 2012 9:07:02 PM External HDDs. Score 0 ratsa June 17, 2012 9:52:41 PM Dereck47 said:External HDDs. That's what I do. One internal copy and two external copies on HDD. Just doesn't as permanent or "archival" as write-once optical media. Score 0 Dereck47 a c 542 G Storage June 17, 2012 10:14:51 PM You can buy a 15-pack of 50GB Blu-ray discs for $65. That's $4.33 per disc. http://www.meritline.com/ridata-blu-ray-double-layer-4x... Score 0 ratsa June 18, 2012 12:24:25 PM Dereck47 said:You can buy a 15-pack of 50GB Blu-ray discs for $65. That's $4.33 per disc. http://www.meritline.com/ridata-blu-ray-double-layer-4x... Huge difference in price between 50 GB and 100 GB. Score 0 SR-71 Blackbird a c 200 G Storage October 21, 2012 10:30:14 PM Best answer selected by Area51reopened. Score 0 SR-71 Blackbird a c 200 G Storage October 21, 2012 10:30:19 PM This topic has been closed by Area51reopened Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPrime95 Run Time Forum SolvedIs my build ready, First time builder wonder if any thing looks good, if so ill be ordering every thing today Forum [Build Ready] Please Analyze $950 First-Time Build - Completion DEADLINE 8/14 Forum PC Build is Ready. Please Give it a Look if You Have Time Forum ata2: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0) - LONG BOOT TIME :/ Forum Safe temperatures and enough time running prime95? Forum Prime95 Error: ILLEGAL SUMOUT - Bad RAM Voltage/Timing Settings? Forum Prime 95 runs OK for hours but SiSoftware Sandra hangs every time Forum New build ~$1,300 (first time builder ready to pull trigger) Forum Prime95 large and small fft at the same time? Forum [Build Ready] First Time Builder! Criticize my build! Forum Gaming PC . . . ready for real this time! budget = no limit Forum looking for music LD The Go-go's "Prime time" Forum First Time Building Pc - Is all of this compatible? Ready... Set.. ? Forum First Time Build: AMD A8 $500-$600 Crossfire-Ready Rig Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !