I am looking for a solution for storing 2000 DVD-Rs. I would like to keep them in paper sleeves and put them in something. I have 10 of these toolboxes perfecly sized for storing media in sleeves inside them, however there is a bit of a problem. They STINK, REALLY BAD. Its some kinda of plastic smell, I guess, these are new toolboxes, nothing was stored in them.
Somewhere on the forum I read (it was some kind of media storage method comparison thing, i cant find it again :a ) that its not good to store media in some plastic jewel cases as they may emit pasticides and lower the pH thus damaging the disc slowly. I am wondering if that pretty bad smell is the plasticides that other topic was talking about and if there is a way to get rid of this accursed smell. I tried keeping them open and letting them get some fresh air outside, and the smell went away, but when i brought them back inside, closed them, and waited a bit, the smell was back. Maybe i would wash them with soap? I really have no clue.
I would really like to be able to use these cases, they would be PERFECT (and cheap, 2 bucks a case) things to store media in with a capacity of ~170.