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 | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution Dereck47 Storage Expert 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. | Report abuse ratsa June 17, 2012 9:02:45 PM That pricing is prohibitive. Is there any other way to back up data? | Report abuse Dereck47 Storage Expert June 17, 2012 9:07:02 PM External HDDs. | Report abuse Related ressources Not Ready for Prime Time ? - Forum When will Quicktime be ready for prime time ? - Forum 64 Bit Computing Not Ready for Prime Time - Forum Not Ready For Prime Time - Forum Is SATA 6 GB/s ready for prime time ? - Forum Ask the community Publish 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. | Report abuse Dereck47 Storage Expert 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... | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse SR-71 Blackbird October 21, 2012 10:30:14 PM Best answer selected by Area51reopened. | Report abuse SR-71 Blackbird October 21, 2012 10:30:19 PM This topic has been closed by Area51reopened | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Is BDXL ready for prime time> Related ressources: Forum[New Build] Beginner looking for 3D modeling/rendering hardware ForumHTPC Build - First time ForumFirst Time Builder ForumFirst Time Builder, need help ForumTime to build something new. Opinions or insults please. ForumFirst Time Build ForumFirst time , New Build. Seeking any advice to help this go smoothly ForumDual 7970's enough for 3 120htz monitors ultra settings 60 fps? ForumBuilding my first PC. Here's a parts list. Suggestions please. ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumBest real time file sync program for storage devices? ForumDrive and Load time questions ForumHow much will a SSD speed up boot time ForumDvd not working 20mins reply time ForumPen drive is taking too much time in detecting on XP3 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !