folks you've got to read this:
Discs last longest when stored in plastic cases in a cool, dark, dry environment. Because gravity can gradually bend the disc, storing it upright like a book is best for long-term storage.
> Yes.......Why, you ask? Because if you stack them they will warp over
> time, even in their cases, according to experts. Ya see the sides will
> sag, from gravity and from downward pressure.
> I've heard the same thing, from several sources that appear to be
> reputable. The rationale most often cited is the incresed possibility of
now my papy's owned quite a few vinyls, and he's taught me to put them back in an upright position, would the same be applying to disc mediums?
i've always thought that cd jewel cases are supposed to be placed in downright position while DVD-cases go upright, am i wrong?
or would horizontal storage be the proper way to store?
i don't understand how gravity can bend a disc seating in a vertical position, since discs are made of plastic and firmly seated inside a jewelcase, how can a disc literally be "bent" by some kind of opposing force from the inertia of gravity and whatnot? like if i was bending a disc physically with my bare hands? i absolutely don't understand this context of bent but i don't want to be missing out on things i should know about.
should i rearrange them to a proper order? has this been technically proven right/wrong?
one thing i've learnt is never to use a case with an excessively tight hub locking.. mechanism because around a year back google yielded some image results where the disc center were cracked for one disc that were stored for over a decade in a jewel case with said case hub problem, atleast that's what the author of the site claimed.
anyhow, i'm concerned over this because this is something i've never heard of and i found it rather intriguing as much as it is frightening, for me i guess its better safe than sorry, i just want my pressed discs there when nostalgia beckons. sounds insane i know,
thanks for the input guys!