It Doesn't Mean They Are Old, They Are Useless
|Death of CD Burner|
CDs are becoming obsolete give it another five or ten years.
— ⚡gabe⚡ (@GabeSoFierce) June 15, 2012
My mom just told me about a man on the news who said CDs and DVDs and maps would be obsolete by 2020.Great prognostication from @foxnews
— Name can't be blank (@CynicalHouston) June 11, 2012
This issue is discussed:
Well, cds arent obsolete if you look at global sales figures.
— Peter McLennan (@dubdotdash) June 11, 2012
So let’s say CD’s are now obsolete, what are the things that we will miss if this “extinction” is going to happen a few years from now?
Here are the 7 reasons why CD’s have the advantage over USB, HDD, and cloud storage:
• CD’s are read-only storage; it generally holds about 650mb of data or 74 minutes of audio. Far lesser than HDD and USB but its read-only feature has the advantage. Your important files can’t be deleted on the disc even a person has attempted to alter your data.
• Some HDD and USB have a compatibility issue which is a headache for users and wastes their time looking and downloading a compatible driver for their storage device. CD’s don’t have these issues as long as your disc drive is properly placed on your PC.
• Viruses can’t infect CD’s - USB and HDD are devices that are “loved” by Trojan, Malware, and Worm viruses.
• CD’s doesn’t need WIFI or internet connection – cloud storage needs it!
• CD’s can be used as storage for special events of your life (graduation, wedding, birthdays) without the worry of the data getting corrupt once it’s properly kept.
• CD’s are waterproof so there’s no worry that your data will get damaged or corrupt, just clean the disc’s surface and it’s good and will work on disc drives, unlike USB and HDD that can get easily damaged once water is present in the device (unless they are waterproof).
• CD's are the cheapest tool for saving data. - costs of CD's are 100 up to more than 1000% cheaper than HDD, USB, and monthly/yearly cloud storage subscriptions.
Here you go; these are all the things that will be missed once CD’s are extinct. Aside from these technical features that will be missed, there are jobs and businesses that depend on it particularly recording studios and disc manufacturers that will get affected when this extinction happens.
Is anyone here like disc technology to remain? Or go to the advancement of storage technology and put an end to disc media? Let me hear your thoughts by sharing or tweet using the twitter buttons below.