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Ok, its still fairly expensive for a blank disc, but this is a 50GB Blu-ray for only £4.99. It's the cheapest branded blank available in the 50GB size and a good make too.

Don't forget 6% Quidco.
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#2
I just find amazing that HDD storage is cheaper than this... not voting anyway, as I have not idea how much is BR blank media.
#3
1TB is about £50, this at £5 this would cost £100 for the same amount of space, great for those who want it, pointless for most of us looking for storage.
#4
Technology has just flown by Blu-ray with HD storage so cheap.
#5
rash
1TB is about £50, this at £5 this would cost £100 for the same amount of space, great for those who want it, pointless for most of us looking for storage.

Going by that analogy, I can get 450gb of dvd-r space for around £15. Can I get a 450gb hdd for that price ? Pointless buying hdd when dvd-r space is so much cheaper.
#6
581d
rash
1TB is about £50, this at £5 this would cost £100 for the same amount of space, great for those who want it, pointless for most of us looking for storage.


Going by that analogy, I can get 450gb of dvd-r space for around £15. Can I get a 450gb hdd for that price ? Pointless buying hdd when dvd-r space is so much cheaper.
well 50 discs is about £10 so would be £20 for 470GB if you could get them absolutely full, so 450GB is fair enuf, but you would need 100 discs! I have 2x1TB drives so that would be nearly 500 discs! Not so pointless now is it!
#7
rash
1TB is about £50, this at £5 this would cost £100 for the same amount of space, great for those who want it, pointless for most of us looking for storage.

This is storage that can't be erased at the click of a button - of course you do have the hassle and worry of whether it's still readable from the moment you put it in it's case...

For a while my emergency backup has been a usb drive in my dad's fire-safe - I've eventually upgraded to a laptop with a Blu-Ray writer but even 50Gb BD-R isn't adequate as a backup medium now (for instance my music collection is over 50Gb and my photos over 80Gb ) so I'll be sticking with the USB drives...

It's not just us computer users who would be interested in these disks... a lot of Freesat / Freeview recorders now seem to come equipped with Blu-ray as DVD isn't adequate for recording HD broadcasts so hopefully prices will continue to drop...

Edited By: wombat6025 on Sep 27, 2010 20:04: cos we can ;-)
#8
MIDURIX
581d
rash
1TB is about £50, this at £5 this would cost £100 for the same amount of space, great for those who want it, pointless for most of us looking for storage.
Going by that analogy, I can get 450gb of dvd-r space for around £15. Can I get a 450gb hdd for that price ? Pointless buying hdd when dvd-r space is so much cheaper.
well 50 discs is about £10 so would be £20 for 470GB if you could get them absolutely full, so 450GB is fair enuf, but you would need 100 discs! I have 2x1TB drives so that would be nearly 500 discs! Not so pointless now is it!

Of course it pointless, you mentioned space as being important. After telling you dvdr's are cheaper you've went on to how many I would need for space and how little hdd's are needed. If I came up with a solution for that, I'm pretty sure you would then think of something else to keep yourself right.

Regardless of what you or I think of storage, these blu-rays are almost half the price of anywhere else making it a hot deal.
suspended#9
way cheaper than everywhere else, normally 50gb bluray discs are £9+. This is still crazily expensive when you can get 10pcs of 25gb discs or branded media for £1.10 each. Most movies are over 25gb so they don't fit on those but £5 is quite alot especially when some blurays can be had for £6.
#10
Good price. Heat added.

CJ
#11
cutthroat_jake
Good price. Heat added.CJ

Thanks for adding quidco to the info, totally forgot about that.
1 Like #12
581d
MIDURIX
581d
rash
1TB is about £50, this at £5 this would cost £100 for the same amount of space, great for those who want it, pointless for most of us looking for storage.
Going by that analogy, I can get 450gb of dvd-r space for around £15. Can I get a 450gb hdd for that price ? Pointless buying hdd when dvd-r space is so much cheaper.
well 50 discs is about £10 so would be £20 for 470GB if you could get them absolutely full, so 450GB is fair enuf, but you would need 100 discs! I have 2x1TB drives so that would be nearly 500 discs! Not so pointless now is it!
Of course it pointless, you mentioned space as being important. After telling you dvdr's are cheaper you've went on to how many I would need for space and how little hdd's are needed. If I came up with a solution for that, I'm pretty sure you would then think of something else to keep yourself right.Regardless of what you or I think of storage, these blu-rays are almost half the price of anywhere else making it a hot deal.

The comments that you have accused of being pointless are very valid indeed. The mention of using mechanical hard drives as a cheap alternative is a point well worth raising. Some will appreciate the convenience and the eschewal of purchasing a separate device for writing onto BD-Rs. Based on your rather vilifying comments, one may prefer to purchase several hundred recordable DVD discs and you would probably have the gall to denigrate the very mention of that. Just because there are alternatives to what you have posted doesn't give you the right to act all self-centred and join the ranks of the whingers on here who cannot accept that their postings are not perfect or even being voted cold.

Move along now....
1 Like #13
ElliottC
581d
MIDURIX
581d
rash
1TB is about £50, this at £5 this would cost £100 for the same amount of space, great for those who want it, pointless for most of us looking for storage.
Going by that analogy, I can get 450gb of dvd-r space for around £15. Can I get a 450gb hdd for that price ? Pointless buying hdd when dvd-r space is so much cheaper.
well 50 discs is about £10 so would be £20 for 470GB if you could get them absolutely full, so 450GB is fair enuf, but you would need 100 discs! I have 2x1TB drives so that would be nearly 500 discs! Not so pointless now is it!
Of course it pointless, you mentioned space as being important. After telling you dvdr's are cheaper you've went on to how many I would need for space and how little hdd's are needed. If I came up with a solution for that, I'm pretty sure you would then think of something else to keep yourself right.Regardless of what you or I think of storage, these blu-rays are almost half the price of anywhere else making it a hot deal.


The comments that you have accused of being pointless are very valid indeed. The mention of using mechanical hard drives as a cheap alternative is a point well worth raising. Some will appreciate the convenience and the eschewal of purchasing a separate device for writing onto BD-Rs. Based on your rather vilifying comments, one may prefer to purchase several hundred recordable DVD discs and you would probably have the gall to denigrate the very mention of that. Just because there are alternatives to what you have posted doesn't give you the right to act all self-centred and join the ranks of the whingers on here who cannot accept that their postings are not perfect or even being voted cold.

Move along now....


get a life.
#14
For backup you can get 2TB drives for around £75.
To backup 1TB would require around 20 Bluray DL disks assuming that you could fill each one 100% which is possible with disk spanning but time consuming.

In Japan they already have 100/120GB Bluray media and drives. (3 and 4 layer).
I think as blank media they need to be about £1 per 25GB disk and £2 for 50GB.
#15
schutz
ElliottC
581d
MIDURIX
581d
rash
1TB is about £50, this at £5 this would cost £100 for the same amount of space, great for those who want it, pointless for most of us looking for storage.
Going by that analogy, I can get 450gb of dvd-r space for around £15. Can I get a 450gb hdd for that price ? Pointless buying hdd when dvd-r space is so much cheaper.
well 50 discs is about £10 so would be £20 for 470GB if you could get them absolutely full, so 450GB is fair enuf, but you would need 100 discs! I have 2x1TB drives so that would be nearly 500 discs! Not so pointless now is it!
Of course it pointless, you mentioned space as being important. After telling you dvdr's are cheaper you've went on to how many I would need for space and how little hdd's are needed. If I came up with a solution for that, I'm pretty sure you would then think of something else to keep yourself right.Regardless of what you or I think of storage, these blu-rays are almost half the price of anywhere else making it a hot deal.
The comments that you have accused of being pointless are very valid indeed. The mention of using mechanical hard drives as a cheap alternative is a point well worth raising. Some will appreciate the convenience and the eschewal of purchasing a separate device for writing onto BD-Rs. Based on your rather vilifying comments, one may prefer to purchase several hundred recordable DVD discs and you would probably have the gall to denigrate the very mention of that. Just because there are alternatives to what you have posted doesn't give you the right to act all self-centred and join the ranks of the whingers on here who cannot accept that their postings are not perfect or even being voted cold.Move along now....
get a life.

Couldnt have said it better myself. Repped.
#16
hajj_3
way cheaper than everywhere else, normally 50gb bluray discs are £9+. This is still crazily expensive when you can get 10pcs of 25gb discs or branded media for £1.10 each. Most movies are over 25gb so they don't fit on those but £5 is quite alot especially when some blurays can be had for £6.

Hit the nail on the head, this is what MOST people would use these discs for, nothing to do with backing up data! lol
#17
bobdylan
hajj_3
way cheaper than everywhere else, normally 50gb bluray discs are £9+. This is still crazily expensive when you can get 10pcs of 25gb discs or branded media for £1.10 each. Most movies are over 25gb so they don't fit on those but £5 is quite alot especially when some blurays can be had for £6.


Hit the nail on the head, this is what MOST people would use these discs for, nothing to do with backing up data! lol


Yeah that too, 25GB discs are about £1 a peice - I was very suprised to learn! Are they really 25GB+? I have a divx encoded movie and thats only about 12GB in total?

Anyway, most people have
581d
rash
1TB is about £50, this at £5 this would cost £100 for the same amount of space, great for those who want it, pointless for most of us looking for storage.


Going by that analogy, I can get 450gb of dvd-r space for around £15. Can I get a 450gb hdd for that price ? Pointless buying hdd when dvd-r space is so much cheaper.


It's hassle vs price vs storage - it all depends on your requirements, 50GB per disc is reasonable, it does not require too much hassle to move around/burn - but 4.7gb is just too much hassle.

Getting a hard disk for people that just want to use this for backup is probably best, where if people actually want to burn blu ray content and play it, then obviously this is a reasonable deal.

But don't most people have a server streaming 1080p videos anyway? In which case adding 1.5TB for £50 is a no brainer!!!

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