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MDISC(MillennialDISC) A recordable (write once) DVD and Blu-ray medium from MDISC, American Fork, Utah (www.mdisc.com). Introduced in 2009, MDISCs are used for archival storage that lasts for centuries. Rather than employing a dye layer, the data are etched into the MDISC's inorganic recording layer. All Blu-ray drives and newer DVD drives are MDISC-compliant for recording, but all regular BD/DVD players can read them. Via the www.mdisc.com and www.yours.co websites, users can have their cloud photos recorded on MDISC media to ensure that precious photos can be passed down to future generations. See WORM.
|MDISC Layers vs. DVD|
|Instead of a dye layer, the MDISC uses a rock-like layer that is etched with the data. (Image courtesy of MDISC, www.mdisc.com)|
|Verbatim MDISC Media|
|Verbatim makes BD and DVD-recordable MDISCs as well as 50GB BD DL (double layer) and 100GB BDXL MDISCs. (Images courtesy of Verbatim Americas, LLC, www.verbatim.com)|