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Shelf life of BLANK CD-Rs?

Postby VEFF on Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:32 am

There is a hot deal of 270 52X CD-Rs for $26.99 with free shipping and no rebates.
I had been thinking recently whether my existing supply of blank CD-Rs were still okay, since some are probably two years old?

Does anyone know what the shelf life is for BLANK CD-Rs.
I'd rather pay a bit more and not have my data compromised due to potential dye issues with old CD-Rs...
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Postby VEFF on Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:39 am

Well, this article says that the ESTIMATED shelf life, accordng to
media MANUFACTURERS, is 5 - 10 years.
I don't know how accurate that is, but I should be okay with my large existiing stash then...


http://www.opticallaser.com/products/faqs/YamahaCDR.html
Burners only:
Pioneer DVR-115D
Pioneer DVR-111D
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
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Postby pranav81 on Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:17 pm

Depends on various storage conditions.The main aspect is the dye quality.



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Postby RJW on Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:04 pm

The truth is no one knows. Infact is there something as shelf life ?

There should be something like shelf life based on the dye. However the main question here is how much does manufactureing quality and storeing conditions influence this ? Very much I can say !
I have read about media (unburned) going bad in 2 years time and I have seen disc's showeing hardly any influence. (TY 7 years old and still burnable ).
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