Re: digital imaging

From:Abizar Lakdawalla <>

DVD-RAM's work pretty much like a floppy with thousands of read write cycles
with prices for the drives in the $300 + range. You might also add the peerless
from Iomega to your list (20 GB on a removable cartridge, $400.00 for the

"Plummer, Timothy B." wrote:

> 2 cents
> We currently use DVD to back-up digital photomicrographs.  The cost is about
> $50 per DVD  and they hold approx. 4.5GB.  Once written they are placed in a
> DVD tower and we access them through a DVD server just as if they were
> coming out of the mainframe network.  At first we were going to use CD-ROM,
> but the images would become quite scattered around since only approx. 600MB
> can be stored per CD-ROM.  For people interested in using these permanent
> storage options it is recommended that you take some time to consider your
> storage size needs, access requirements, and file organization.  The DVD
> system is really nice.  Other options to consider would be JAZ 1-2GB(sp?)
> drives and for small needs- ZIP 100MB  from Iomega.
> Timothy B. Plummer
> Coordinator, ImmunoPathology Core Facility
> Transplantation Biology Research
> Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA
> Phone:  507.538.0689
> fax:    507.284.4957
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: []
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 12:15 PM
> > To:
> > Subject:      digital imaging
> >
> > just sitting here pondering my navel and a thought occured to me. i was
> > thinking of the furure of the CD -rom with the advances in DVD tech. any
> > thoughts?

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