archival cd-r - really true?

Tim Shoppa tshoppa at
Thu Mar 9 08:07:10 CST 2006

> My primary concern is the next 5-10 years.  Maybe 20 at the outside. 
> just want media that won't degrade in *my* lifetime.

The biggest risks you're looking at are losing the CD or getting the top
scratched. Be careful labeling it (realistically get a good box and
label the box instead, this also helps with "don't lose it" and "don't
scratch it"). Check readability after you write.

The Mitsui/MAM-A gold's are just fine. As are (probably) the cheap
things you buy at the corner drugstore.


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