archival cd-r - really true?
brad at heeltoe.com
Thu Mar 9 06:01:14 CST 2006
>> Media longevity is kinda irrelevant if your descendants
>> throw it away because they don't know what it is or how to read
Just to be clear, this comment (and other like it) missed my point.
My concern is that things I record now on cd-r might not last even 5-10
My primary concern is the next 5-10 years. Maybe 20 at the outside. I
just want media that won't degrade in *my* lifetime.
I've read things which suggest that audio cd's won't last even 5 years
if exposed to sunlight and that's a little scarey (for me) because
cd-r's seem to be more fragile than audio cd's (but perhaps that's not
Anyway, can anyone confirm that the gold and silver CD-R's are much much
better and will last a long long time?
(where long is > 10 years)
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