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Thread #47161   Message #1011201
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
02-Sep-03 - 10:09 AM
Thread Name: TECH: How long do CDRs last?
Subject: RE: TECH: How long do CDRs last?
I think the moral of the story is you get what you pay for. This report seems to focus on cheap discs.

CD's and DVD's are not the format for long term storage, but they are also much better than this misleading report. There are no ideal formats - tape will lose oxide, discs and records will scratch. If you have something that you value dearly, you should make multiple copies and replace copies after a few years.