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How long will burned dvd-r's last?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by cs6000, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. cs6000

    cs6000 Member

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    How's this for a newbie question? Obviously we don't have the benefit of time to find out. I've heard conflicting ideas on the life of a burned dvd.

    What's the general opinion?
     
  2. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Regular member

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    One hopes they will last years and years. That being said I think there are just too many varibles to give a definitive answer. One has to start with the quality of the media, quality of the writer and reader, use, storage conditions, handling, chemical makeup of the disc material, etc..,etc., and the list goes on.

    In summary, I think that burned media can be expected to last from years to hours. Good Luck!...:)
     
  3. fancymojo

    fancymojo Guest

    ty's states 50-100 years! keep them in cool dry and dark enviroment and if the media is good (not cmc) then they can last you a life time
     
  4. arniebear

    arniebear Active member

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    Mfr specs are always done under ideal conditions. Kind of like how many mpg your supposed to get with your car. If we could emulate those conditions maybe they will last as long as TY states. Who knows, I doubt I will be here to find out if my disks lasted this long.
     
  5. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    new industry research speculates that 5 years is the tops for current media that is available, however that may change with new and advances in technology
     

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