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CDs and DVDs Not So Immortal After All

Postby Ian on Thu May 06, 2004 10:41 am

From this article...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=s ... disc_rot_1

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Look at the disc the guy has. It looks like one of those el-cheapo grade C discs that places like CompUSA sells. When I use those I don't expect the data to be there next week, let alone years from now.
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Postby Ian on Thu May 06, 2004 10:41 am

I should also add that that is one scary looking dude.
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Postby pchilson on Thu May 06, 2004 12:12 pm

Dan Koster was unpacking some of his more than 2,000 CDs

Think his name has any bearing on it?
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Postby hoxlund on Thu May 06, 2004 12:20 pm

hehe, hes going bald on top

he is not going to age well
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Postby eliminator on Thu May 06, 2004 7:08 pm

That dude looks like he used the cd for sniffing - don't expose your media to drugs ! :wink: :lol:
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Postby burninfool on Thu May 06, 2004 7:52 pm

I've seen that dude holding a sign on a street corner that reads:"The end is near".

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Postby wicked1 on Thu May 06, 2004 10:30 pm

I wish I could look like that dude except bleach out the hair and beard. No I am not kidding. :)
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Postby pranav81 on Fri May 07, 2004 1:28 am

I have a couple of Sony CD-R's that were burnt about a year ago and I cant copy some files from them.Tried using IsoBuster,etc.The CD was stored in the jewel pack that it came in.I knew these things happen with crap media,but I was shocked when the Sony was not read.I then decided to archive important data on 2 CD-R's from then.


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Postby dr_st on Fri May 07, 2004 11:17 am

Everything is crap-media.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri May 07, 2004 12:14 pm

dr_st wrote:Everything is crap-media.


That's a little pessimistic
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Postby pranav81 on Fri May 07, 2004 2:32 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
dr_st wrote:Everything is crap-media.


That's a little pessimistic



I dont know. :wink:

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Postby Morpheus on Fri May 07, 2004 6:29 pm

From the article:

Also, like wine, discs should be stored in a cool, dry place. Koster's friend Mark Irons, of Corvallis, Ore., stored his CD collection in a cabin heated by a wood-burning stove. The temperature would range between 40 degrees and 70 degrees in the space of a few hours. Now, the data layer of some of his CDs looks as if it's being eaten from the outside.


Well that explains it.
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