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Longevity of CDRs

Posted by Ed on August 25, 2003

I’ve just stumbled across this slightly worrying article (Dutch English) from PC Active magazine, about the longevity – or lack of it – of certain CDR media.

Does anybody have any more information about this? I don’t want to come back to my data in two years time, and find all I’ve got is a nice, shiny coaster. Currently, we’re using ‘That’s Write!’ at work. Is it any good?

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One Response to “Longevity of CDRs”

  1. Ari said

    I think I once read in Intermediair that the life of CDRs is about 10 years. the Koninklijke Bibliotheek and National Archive are concerned about that, for obvious reasons.

    Another problem is: will there still be reading devices in 20 or 30 years from now? I think NASA already has a problem reading the early satellites and lunar lander tapes.

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