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Friday, January 17, 2014

DVD's Aren't Forever

I was cleaning up some old junk around the studio and found this DVD. The inkjet printable surface had completely come off. Room temp, dark place, disc gone. I had a spindle of these and I was suprised to find I still had one. Then there was the batch that photoreacted and turned brown even in low light levels. 100% data loss on those X 50 or more. Bottom line - don't trust DVD-R's for long term storage. On the other hand I still have a couple of the first CD's I ever made. They are the ones with the deep green base and they still work every time I'll try one.  

Any one else had this happen ?