Longevity of DVD-R and CD-R (Was MagTapes)
eric at brouhaha.com
Tue Mar 15 16:37:30 CST 2005
> (Somebody mentioned that gold media was still available but expensive.
> Somebody else said that it was likely the best for longevity.)
> Rather than complain, how about mentioning how to obtain
> this "archivist grade" material?
Google for "gold CD-R", perhaps with "Mitsui" or "Taiyo Yuden" as
If you want gold media, be careful to study the vendor's web site
to make sure that's what you're really buying, rather than silver-gold
alloy or other junk. Caveat emptor.
Silver-gold alloy reportedly does have better longevity than plain
silver, but isn't nearly as good as plain gold.
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