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TrueDisc burns damage-resistant discs

updated 03:45 pm EST, Tue March 6, 2007

TrueDisc archival burning

TrueDisc today introduced its self-titled software, which promises to burn discs which are far easier to recover than standard media. According to the company, as much as 90 percent of a disc can be damaged before the program is unable to read it. The key is the creation of "master copy" files on each disc -- if the data cannot be read through normal means, TrueDisc can be used to reconstruct the information using proprietary algorithms. Notably, the program does not support rewritable discs, only CD-R, DVD-R, or DVD+R/DVD+R DL. The software is on sale now for $52 and requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later.




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  1. tvalleau

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    nice idea...

    ..but I'm underwhelmed... I burned a 4.7 meg file, and then put a felt pen mark about the size of 1/4 of a pencil erase on the CD... so far it's been trying to recover that file for 20 minutes...

    Also, the site says that an unencoded version is also kept on the disc... not that I can find. There is a read me, and a thing that offers to install TrueDisc... but the file itself is nowhere in sight... not even in the pkg contents...

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