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Re: Lifespan of cdrs
Jun 05, 2007, 06:32
Yeah, this bothers me sometimes, as I'm sure it does all of us who have awesome music in their collections that's only on a cd-r...
As far as my own music that I've made, I keep it all backed up on computer as well as 'naster copy' cd-r's.
As far as burns of LP's and other stuff, I'm yet to have one die on me. Fortunately I don't live in a humid climate where those 'cd-eating bacteria' can take hold. I also take excellent care of my discs and don't leave them in hot cars if I can help it. I started using Kodak gold discs but then moved on to TDK gold, which I've been using for about 7 years now with no problems. [Didn't have probs with the Kodak ones either - I just found the TDK ones were a bit easier to get and were cheaper, for the same level of quality]
I suspect most people who have problems with cd-r's dying can actually blame one or more of the following -
*using poor-quality discs
*burning them at too high a speed
*leaving discs in a hot car or other hot place
*use of stick-on labels
*poor storage of discs at home [so many idiots leave discs lying around out of cases]

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