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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 08:35 AM
I posted this in Taper Talk but received no response. I use Made in Japan Fujis. Should I make a back up set or will they last forever?

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 10:50 AM
You should make a backup and keep them off site somewhere....you can store them at my place if you want.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 10:59 AM
Seems like others have posted info before that the shelf life of a CD is approximately 50-75 years....does that sound right?

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 11:28 AM
I think silver "factory" CD's are expected to last a long time . . . forever or 50-75 years, whatever.

However, CDRs have a much shorter lifespan. I've heard figures between 10 years (and more recently 2 years). EddieP posted a good article on this a few days back.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 11:30 AM
good luck trying to find a reader in 75 years.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 11:36 AM
I have noticed that some of my CDR's seem to "wear out" after heavy use. I had an Allman Brothers show from 2/28/71 that is a good example. The sound quality was always crappy, but I could at least listen to it. Over time, it started getting more and more temperamental, then finally quit. I have had several other CDs do the same thing.

It's always a good idea to make an extra copy of any show that is especially rare, or has special sentimental value to you. You never want to risk not being able to hear it again!

 
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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 11:58 AM
I have a stash of Dead CDs that I burned about 4 years ago...they don't play so well in my car stereo. I managed to use EAC to salvage one and it played fine. I was pretty abussive to them though. Extreme heat/cold, labels on them....thrown around the car...
I try not to leave the CDRs in my car anymore.

Personally, I have most of my stuff on my hard drive...I'm over 100 Gigs by now.(I get geek bragging rights) I burn shows then pass em on to people...so I keep many offsite copies.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 12:10 PM
Just re-trade for them when the cdr's go bad...

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 12:42 PM
The quality of the discs has alot to do with it as well as the environment in which you keep the discs. In you car's dashboard probably is not the best place for example.

Discs cannot wear out. They have become either damaged or degraded. Nothing touches the disc but a laser.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 01:02 PM
Number one rule: Never let your kids touch them. Or at least never let little kids touch them. They have some sort of magic that allows them to destroy CDs and DVDs instantly.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 01:35 PM
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Number one rule: Never let your kids touch them. Or at least never let little kids touch them. They have some sort of magic that allows them to destroy CDs and DVDs instantly.

that's what those AOL disks are for...gets it out of their system.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 04:05 PM
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Just re-trade for them when the cdr's go bad...


I love it!

I save my coasters & give half of them to our little girl and she draws on them with markers (like Daddy).

The others I save for those B&P offers where they say "Send Jap Fujis and I will pre Burn"

Well, they never say "send BLANK Jap Fujis"

Of course I mis understood Goliath I thought He said " i just trade them when they go bad"

[Edited on 4/29/2004 by KCJimmy]

 

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  posted on 4/29/2004 at 04:16 PM
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Just re-trade for them when the cdr's go bad...


I love it!

I save my coasters & give half of them to our little girl and she draws on them with markers (like Daddy).

The others I save for those B&P offers where they say "Send Jap Fujis and I will pre Burn"

Well, they never say "send BLANK Jap Fujis"



 

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