Longevity of DVD-R and CD-R (Was MagTapes)
eric at brouhaha.com
Tue Mar 15 16:20:00 CST 2005
> But not writing near the edge will help with finger prints.
Fingerprints have relatively little effect on CDs or DVDs, because the
laser is tightly focused on the reflective layer, not the surface.
Naturally it is still best to avoid getting figerprints on the disc
as much as possible. I try to handle them only by the hub and outer
Note that for CDs (but not DVDs), dmage to the top (label-side) surface
of the disk is *MUCH* more likely to cause problems than damage to
the bottom, because the actual data surface is only under a thin layer
of lacquer and silkscreening.
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