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21 September 2006 @ 12:58 pm
Progress Marches On...  
So, about a year ago, maybe a year and a half ago, I bought some media (I could go back through my records and find out for when, exactly, but it's not really worth it. I think I may have posted something about it in LJ, and certainly Quicken could tell me. But. Not worth the effort).

Anyway, back then, I bought 50 DVD-R discs for $0.40 each. I thought about getting dual layer DVD+R discs, but at the time, they cost $8 a pop, which would have been completely silly.

It's still fairly silly to buy dual layer DVD+R discs, although the price has gone down to about $2.67 a pop -- or at least that's what I paid for a small spool. Although the DVD-R (single layer) discs (another 50) cost me about $0.26 each this time around. That's almost as cheap as CD-R discs.

I suppose in a year or two, I'll be buying nothing but dual layer DVD+Rs, but for me, the price needs to drop under $1 each before the convenience of having an extra 4GB per disc outweighs pure GB/dollar considerations.
In the mood: sicksick
Now playing: Mendelssohn - Overture 'The Hebrides' ('Fingal's Cave')
┌∩┐{◣_◢}┌∩┐: Yes I love technology!chocotaku on September 21st, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC)
I remember in 1998 when I bought a new computer, I outclassed everyone's harddrives in the dorm with my 4.3gb. Sadly, that's not even enough to hold a dvd anymore! I'm waiting for portable devices to hold terabytes, it shouldn't be too far off by now... XD
Douglas Triggs: bad icondoubt72 on September 21st, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
At the nominal rate of change... Let's see. 80GB iPod today, 300GB iPod by 2008, >1TB iPod by 2010.

Yup. Soon.
┌∩┐{◣_◢}┌∩┐: SCIENCE!chocotaku on September 22nd, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
I'm not a scientist, I just play one on LJ. XD