Millenniata has pushed the limits of optical discs even further, and you can only give them credit for doing that. Also you have to admire the fact that they can deliver a medium that will last way more than your average optical media, and also even more than your hard drive. Someone will argue that you can use a “cloud” service to store your data, but how much will it cost you per month? Also you can easily raise the question, how private is your data? You can always look at what happened with megaupload. In the end you will see that the MDISC offers not only offers permanent storage but most importantly you can keep your data private.
In my limited time with these discs I can say that I was impressed with the performance of the discs, not only they were readable on all my test drives, but I also didn’t have any issues with DVD players, a very important thing if you are planning to use these discs as a backup of your personal or family moments.
I will also try to redo this review after a year and compare the results and see if there is any degradation so that we can have a scenario that will be closer to reality.
I don’t have anything negative to say about Millenniata and their MDISC, however I would like to point out that the compatibility with older drives is poor, and that has nothing to do with the MDISC, but more with the firmware of the drive. So if you are planning on using them with your old favourite drive you will need to prepare yourself for a bumpy ride.
The final thing that is very important these days is the price, and unfortunately MDISCs aren’t cheap. This is something that was expected as every innovative technology has research and development costs that need to be recouped, however we can hope that other manufacturers will be also producing MDISCs and that will lead to a drop in prices.
“Millenniata has an innovative technology that offers permanent storage of your data and there's not much more that you can ask from an optical media” therefore I give it the 'Excellent' award.