Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Data Storage

+ - Up to 10% of CD-Rs fail within a few years!-> 1

Submitted by
crazyeyes
crazyeyes writes "Here's an interesting look at how fragile CD-Rs are :

In the past, hard disk drives were small (in capacity) and costly. To make up for the lack of affordable storage, many turned to CD-Rs. As it became common to store backups and personal pictures, videos, etc. on CD-Rs, the lifespan of these discs became a concern.

According to manufacturers, CD-Rs should last for decades. Some even quoted an upper limit of 120 years based on accelerated aging tests! That sure is a long time, isn't it? But will CD-Rs really last that long?

"

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Up to 10% of CD-Rs fail within a few years!

Comments Filter:
  • Did the writer do a read-back integrity check on the original archive? Even a more severe check, did the writer ever test the CD's in a different CD reader? If the data show no consistent pattern with age, maybe the problem isn't with the media at all.

Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant. -- Edmund Burke

Working...