10 January 2006

Cd's Last forever. Not.

I get asked this a lot. Suspected this to be the answer, but now someone has said for sure.

your burned CD's will not last forever....
Unlike pressed original CDs, burned CDs have a relatively short life span of between two to five years, depending on the quality of the CD," Gerecke said in an interview this week. "There are a few things you can do to extend the life of a burned CD, like keeping the disc in a cool, dark space, but not a whole lot more.

If you want things to last a long time.... aparently good old magnetic tape is still the best
Now where did I leave my LP's and phonograph....

Via Computerworld article

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