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Invisiblebandaid
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When does CD information start to degrade & how to store for years?
    #3254950 - 10/20/04 05:46 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I have some CDs with valued stuff on it, I may keep it for years to come. I dont remember the amount of years involved for it to start to degrade, maybe someone here knows?. 1 tip I heard is to store your CDs verticaly instead of horizontaly, I think its suppose to keep the dust off which apparantly adds extra years.

I guess the more reasonable question isnt how many years till it starts to degrade, but could CD information start to degrade if stored in an airtight container?.

Thx in advance.


Edited by bandaid (10/20/04 06:23 AM)


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InvisibleMiddlemanM
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Re: When does CD information start to degrade & how to store for years? [Re: bandaid]
    #3257126 - 10/20/04 06:42 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Kodak CD-Rs are supposed to last the longest. (200 years)

TDK Golds are guaranteed to a 100 years (Darkness 25?C, 40% RH)

but CDs will be obsolete in 20 years,
so you will have to upgrade media.


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Re: When does CD information start to degrade & how to store for years? [Re: bandaid]
    #3257136 - 10/20/04 06:43 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

hey my post got deleted.. arghhh.. stupid upgrade deleted a bunch of posts. but i said basically the same info. whatever.


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Re: When does CD information start to degrade & how to store for years? [Re: Middleman]
    #3257678 - 10/20/04 08:27 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:


but CDs will be obsolete in 20 years



Ah, an optimist.


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Re: When does CD information start to degrade & how to store for years? [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #3261037 - 10/21/04 06:05 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I agree, CD's won't be the storage medium of choice in a few years. When Blu-ray discs arrive it will be a whole new era, while that may be a little too much space for your avearage documents or songs. Maybe some type of memory card or flash-rom.


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Re: When does CD information start to degrade & how to store for years? [Re: a_fun_guy]
    #3261063 - 10/21/04 06:12 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

what exactly are these blu-ray discs?


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Re: When does CD information start to degrade & how to store for years? [Re: Locus]
    #3265110 - 10/22/04 06:33 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

yeah the BD-Rs will be the last of the CDs.

by 2010 we will be using crystal cards.

seriously... the government already uses them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc


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