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Nov-23-2009

Media Storage Now Available!

The Skokie Public Library now offers media storage for purchase. Forgot your flash drive at home, not a problem! Need to burn some photos to a blank cd, not a problem! Below are the various storage amounts and prices.

Flash Drive
Capacity: 1GB
Cost: $5.00

Description: A USB flash drive consists of flash memory data storage device integrated with a USB (Universal Serial Bus) 1.1 or 2.0 interface. USB flash drives are typically removable and rewritable, much smaller than a floppy disk, and most weigh less than 30 g (1 oz).

DVD – R
Capacity: 4.7GB
Price: $2.00

Description: DVD-R is a DVD recordable format. A DVD-R typically has a storage capacity of 4.71 GB. A DVD-R has 6.4 times the capacity of a CD-R. Data on a DVD-R cannot be changed, whereas a DVD-RW (DVD-rewritable) can be rewritten multiple (1000+) times. DVD-R(W) is one of three competing industry standard DVD recordable formats; the others are DVD+R(W) and DVD-RAM.

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DVD R DL
Capacity: 8.5GB
Price: $3.00

Description: DVD-R DL (DL stands for Dual Layer. DVD-R DL is a derivative of the DVD-R format standard. DVD-R DL discs hold 8.54 GB per side by utilizing two recordable dye layers, each capable of storing nearly the 4.7 GB. of a single layer disc -almost doubling the total disc capacity. Discs can be read in many DVD devices (older units are less compatible) and can only be written using DVD-R DL compatible recorders.

CD-R
Capacity: 700MB
Price: $1.00

Description: A CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) is a variation of the Compact Disc. CD-R is a Write Once Read Many (WORM) optical medium, though the whole disk does not have to be entirely written in the same session. CD-R retains a high level of compatibility with standard CD readers, unlike CD-RW – which can be re-written, but has lower compatibility and uses more expensive media.

CD-RW
Capacity: 700MB
Price: $2.00

Description: Compact Disc ReWritable (CD-RW) is a rewritable optical disc format.

All storage can be purchased at the reference desk on the 2nd floor. Cash only.

Posted by Mick | Posted under Digital Media Lab
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