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Paper: The Prospects of DVD-R for Storing Astronomical Archive Data
Volume: 172, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VIII
Page: 269
Authors: Pirenne, Benoît; Albrecht, Miguel; Schilling, Jörg
Abstract: The Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), heralded as the successor of the CD-R as a direct-access, cheap archive media has been long to materialize. This paper reviews the current situation regarding DVDs and assesses the suitability and maturity of the technology for astronomical data archives. Considerations such as cost per unit of capacity, durability, format issues and compatibility are addressed. The current projects involving DVD technology at ESO are presented.
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