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DVD disks lifetime?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Cheung, May 23, 2004.

  1. Cheung

    Cheung Moderator

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    Just wondering, how long do the recordable disks last for?

    I find that sometimes, CD Rs start to degenerate after a couple of years.

    Are DVDs similar in that respect?
     
  2. cooler

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    Look up DVD Rot on Google.
     
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    From what I read, pressed cds with Aluminium coatings degenerate in about 10 years esp if exposed to heat.

    No data on dye type CDRs but lousy brands become 0 in months.

    DVD discs I think are like pressed CDS and recently have problems because of layers separating when disc twisted etc.
     
  5. Dill

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    The whole selling point of DVD's was that they would not degenerate!

    I have noticed that recordable DVD's are quite up and down with regards to quality and ability to function especially the top line discs :(
     
  6. Feng_MP-100

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    My DVDs last for 1000000000 years...... And it still can be played.... How strange...:eek:
     
  7. bluejeff

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    And how many years do you live :D?

    I just need something that can last me 100 years is good enough. Don't care about them after I die anyway :cool:
     

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