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Re: Re: cds as archive medium - maybe not!

Subject: Re: Re: cds as archive medium - maybe not!
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 17:55:43 -0400
Wild Sanctuary wrote:
> Dunno, folks. I got archive CDs cut about 10 years ago, and the data 
> seem just fine (so far). Some are on gold core. Some on aluminium 
> core. No data loss, yet, that we can tell although we're watching.
> Bernie

I have CD-R that were burned as much as 8 years ago that are all fine. I 
think part of the problem is that back then we only had slow burners and 
the CD-R blanks were made for that. Now we have high speed burners and 
it's getting harder to find blanks made for the more reliable slow speed 
burning. Burning a high speed blank with slow speed is going to result 
in non-standard pit size.



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