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    Default DVD disks lifetime?

    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?

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    yes, there is some news reports saying that too. I hope i can find it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung
    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?
    Look up DVD Rot on Google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung
    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?
    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.

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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

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    My DVDs last for 1000000000 years...... And it still can be played.... How strange...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feng_MP-100
    My DVDs last for 1000000000 years...... And it still can be played.... How strange...
    And how many years do you live ?

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

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