Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2013 12:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Sony has announced it is to deliver its last MiniDisc stereo next month. It marks an end to the firm's support for the system which it launched in 1992. The format only ever had limited success outside of Japan and was ultimately doomed by the rise of recordable CDs and MP3 players." My format of choice for personal audio up until a few years ago, when the rest of the world had already long moved on to MP3. Nothing beats the satisfying sound of closing a portable MiniDisc player/recorder with a disc in it.
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RE: I'll miss you, old friend...
by Kochise on Wed 6th Feb 2013 08:41 UTC in reply to "I'll miss you, old friend..."
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They tried to use it as floppy disc, because it would fit something about 178 MB. But Sony said that the system used to store the informations was lossy, unlike the CD where you have 2.3 KB sectors + CRC, the disks were not designed to be formated as a data medium.

I would have bought that instead of a Iomega Zip drive, that's why I bought a Fujitsu 1.3 GB MO drive instead of a Iomega Jaz.


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