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Re: blu-ray recommendations?

> My hunch is that those chips are fairly expensive, ecologically, but
> where's the tipping point?

I remember reading somewhere that back around the turn of the century
a laptop's RAM chips needed about the same energy to produce as the
laptop's energy consumption during its lifetime.  And AFAIK there are
precious few studies trying to measure such things, so who knows whee
things stand now.

I think it's fair to assume that chips are very expensive ecologically,
indeed, and optical disks are likely much cheaper in this regard.

But the same amount of chips as a blu-ray drive probably gives you
a multi-TB HDD, so the tipping point probably requires use of more
than a hundred blu-ray disks.


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