Just a quick followup note from a thread I did on Twitter yesterday on the prices of a Gigabyte of storage on various media.DVD’s are still the king at just over 3¢ per gig:
I find the dual-layer DVD vs hard drive equivalence fascinating, especially after talking with Iain yesterday about
Kind ¢/Gig xDVD Blu-ray DL 25.0¢ 7.8x CD 20.5¢ 6½x DVD DL 11.0¢ 3½x Blu-ray 10.4¢ 3¼x Hard disk 8.9¢ 2.8x DVD±R 3.2¢ 1x
the eSATA ports on my Mac Pro’s motherboard.
Sources for prices are Canada Computers
and Fortune Computers. Update: per my comment below, DVD-DL updated from 17¢/GB (5x) to 11¢/GB (3½x). Update: per another comment, Blu-ray updated from 51¢/GB (16x) to 20¢/GB (6½x). Update: another comment: Blu-ray updated from 20¢/GB (16x) to 12¢/GB (3¾x). Update 2009-09-09: another comment: Blu-ray updated from 12¢/GB (16x) to 10.¢/GB (3¼x), added Blu-ray DL. Also updated hard disk from 17¢/GB to 8.9¢/GB as per current prices of 1.5 TB drives.