By some estimates, pressed CD-ROMs may only last for 10 to 25 years,because the aluminum reflective layer starts to corrode after a while.
well i know that nothing lasts forever, and the industry lied about the 100 year shelf life of retail audio discs, but 10-25 years is just too short! my papy's blue hawaii vinyl lasted longer than that. can anyone confirm this?
my oldest discs are:
rod stewart gasoline alley 1990
beatles sessions 1990
judds river of time 1989
all my discs were new when i bought them, and they're still doing and playing great these days.