[LINK] Archival storage
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Jun 30 08:36:40 EST 2004
At 05:02 PM 29/06/2004, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>I've also been told about home-burnt CDs where the aluminum substrate has
>benn almost completely oxidised and/or eaten by fungus, leaving a mostly
>clear plastic disc.
Made me look. I pulled out two back-up discs, one from 2000 that was burnt
in a Uni computer services department and one I burnt in 2001 at
home. Both worked just fine. I have them in jewel cases with black
holders and paper covers for those two. Both were silver Imation discs.
Then I pulled out a more recent set of gold discs kept in clear cases,
burnt 1.5 yrs ago, no problem.
All the discs I did at home were done at 2X speed because that is hold old
my burner was. I now have a new one that I haven't tried yet.
Perhaps the lessons learnt from this exchange:
- use good media for important stuff
- burn slower
- keep discs in cool, dark place
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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