How long does a burnt DVD last approx?

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#1

Just kind of curious how long a burnt DVD would last before the dye starts to separate and it becomes unreadable. Of course I know the type of media and the storage conditions play an important role, but lets just say your average decent quality media (i.e. Ritek G04’s) stored in a CD case.

Also is there certain media that is known for lasting alot longer than others??


#2

normal pressed CD’s (and maybe dvd’s) are said to last 100 year.
burned media will last much much less, few years? how much exactly i don’t know.

the first CD i have burned in august 1999 is still in perfect health (all data readable).

but i heard on this board that Princo media last only few months (:rolleyes:) then start degrading.


#3

I seem to be having better luck than most with Princo media…
Here is a 1x Princo disc recorded Jan. 3, '03 on my Toshiba SD-R5002:
Scans performed on July 22, '04.
http://dwh1500.homestead.com/files/princo1x_2_.png
http://dwh1500.homestead.com/files/princo1x_3_.png


#4

Here is an “official” study:

Longevity of CD-Media
Research at the Library of Congress

by Basil Manns and Chandru J. Shahani
Library of Congress, Washington DC, September 2003

[-> Download (pdf-file)](http://members.chello.at/suthcark/daten/study of CD longevity.zip)


#5

If you’re looking for the best, go with Taiyo Yuden media.


#6

Thx for the replies :slight_smile:


#7

i’ve been navigatin verbatim website and found this interesting page:
http://www.verbatim-europe.com/index/downloads_view.php?lang_id=1&cat_id=347

documents about tests on how long should verbatim media last, DVD+R pass 100 years easily…


#8

My original CD-R’s which are about 8 years old still work fine to this day.

They were super slow, having to be nurned at only 1X but they worked well & have held up over the years!


#9

[QUOTE=jexx]Just kind of curious how long a burnt DVD would last before the dye starts to separate and it becomes unreadable. …QUOTE]

If we talk about write once media it should last some years. However, be careful with RW media since it will lose all data within about 6 month (cd goes blank) when not refreshed/overwritten periodically.


#10

if you see the link i posted on verbatim website, they say what DVD+R last at least 100 year, and DVD+RW 50 years…


#11

Well I just posted my experience with RW media…


#12

The simple answer is:

For most good media like ritek, verbatim, TY etc, it will last you longer than you probably need it to :wink:


#13

Well, I am using Mitsubishi media on two different burners - if this happens to you dont complain I didnt say :iagree:


#14

I happen to aggree with Bronco04 on RW media. I would not trust it too long and keep it out of strong sunlight and heat. As for good media I would think MXLRG01, MXLRG02 = Maxell -®, TYG01, TYG02 = Taiyo Yuden = (-R)(+R), MCC, Mitsubishi Chemicals = (-R) but not ritek or verbatim. This just my experience, of course.