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gold CDR?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 9:44 am
by lppnet
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.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 10:22 am
by Han
Yes, there's real gold...

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 10:48 am
by cfitz
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: ... ame=Mitsui