Been a while since I posted here but I thought i’d leave a word of warning to people storing discs in cheap CD wallets… I’ve always been careful when it comes to back ups - handling discs, choosing quality media etc… and I never saw this one coming!
Basically, I store all my discs in 96 capacity CD wallets. The Â£ store had a load in cheap a couple of years back so I bought some from there… They were ok, but I noticed they bulged out a bit and were tight when you filled them up to full capacity. I thought nothing of it since the wallets were dirt cheap to replace, but 3 years later I’m paying the price…
I’ve scanned through a few discs and they’ve appeared to warp! They’re all scratch free, but they either fail to read a TOC at all or CRC out in a a few minutes. Some are pressed, others are blank media (various HQ brands - TY, verbatim, MMC etc…) and they all have the same symptoms.
It must be that the tight squeeze inside has put pressure on the discs and bent them out of shapeslightly. Luckily a lot the data is replaceable but it’s gonna take a lot of time So, if any of you guys have cheap wallets are poorly made with too many sheets, DON’T FILL THEM. Spread them out to a couple of wallets instead
I have discs I burnt 10 years ago that still read ok, so I figured wallets are the safest storage way for my discs. Does anyone here use anything different that’s space efficient?