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Shelf life of BLANK CD-Rs?

PostPosted: 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...

PostPosted: 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...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:17 pm
by pranav81
Depends on various storage conditions.The main aspect is the dye quality.


PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:04 pm
by RJW
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 ).