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Postby lppnet on Sat Jan 18, 2003 9:44 am

Is the gold CDR such as TDK Gold and Mitsui Gold really contain the real gold inside? Sorry to ask a silly question like that :oops: , but i'm curious.
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Postby Han on Sat Jan 18, 2003 10:22 am

Yes, there's real gold...
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Postby cfitz on Sat Jan 18, 2003 10:48 am

However, not all "gold" CD-Rs contain a gold reflective layer. Some are just colored to look gold. The point of a real gold layer is to improve long-term archival performance since gold, as a noble element, will not corrode. The point of a fake gold layer is to look like real gold and fool you into thinking you are getting something you aren't.

I personally don't recommend paying extra for true gold CD-Rs unless you are burning CDs specifically for long-term archival storage.

If you do wish to purchase true gold CD-Rs, this is one source:

http://www.american-digital.com/prodsit ... ame=Mitsui

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