CD-R on the deathbed, DVD next

Just read on Twitter: Hard drives cheaper than CD-Rs (in comparison) – CD-Rs just not worth the hassle.

True, when you think about it. Just got an external 160 GB 2.5″ drive for EUR 69.

My new car has a GPS system with a DVD drive. Wouldn’t it be a LOT cheaper for the manufacturer to shove that drive and deliver the maps on an SD card instead?

Same for car audio – do people really swap CDs or use a CD changer? I’d much rather plug an 8 gig SD card into a slot in the dashboard, or connect my iPod right away.

Food for thought.

10 thoughts on “CD-R on the deathbed, DVD next

  1. In my opinion, its not a question of capacity but durability. CD-R and DVD is more safe to burn in your files compared to external 160GB hard disk. Some of my friends use such hard disk and it get busted within a week.

  2. In my opinion, its not a question of capacity but durability. CD-R and DVD is more safe to burn in your files compared to external 160GB hard disk. Some of my friends use such hard disk and it get busted within a week.

  3. My question is where is more money made on downloads or CD’s. I would assume that CDs are still big business, take them out the cars, homes etc and then they wont make as much money. That means that the music shops are gone.

  4. My question is where is more money made on downloads or CD’s. I would assume that CDs are still big business, take them out the cars, homes etc and then they wont make as much money. That means that the music shops are gone.

  5. CD’s and DVD’s also deteriorate with age, so don’t be too sure of their longevity. Magnetic media will always have inherent risks too, and a hard drive can fail at any time. Flash memory like SD cards and the like is definitely the current trend, as there are no moving bits required to read them, and they are getting physically smaller with storage capacity increasing the whole time.

  6. CD’s and DVD’s also deteriorate with age, so don’t be too sure of their longevity. Magnetic media will always have inherent risks too, and a hard drive can fail at any time. Flash memory like SD cards and the like is definitely the current trend, as there are no moving bits required to read them, and they are getting physically smaller with storage capacity increasing the whole time.

  7. I really never liked DVD and CD I find them hard to write on, difficult to index and then limited with space. External hard drives are for now the thing. Of course there will be something else better, but for now externals rock. Good point.

  8. I really never liked DVD and CD I find them hard to write on, difficult to index and then limited with space. External hard drives are for now the thing. Of course there will be something else better, but for now externals rock. Good point.

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