This can't be right can it?
Surely they must last longer than this or what's the point?
My old Amiga 500 collection of 3.5" DD disks are 12-15 years old and they all still work perfectly! No read errors! I know because I recently just transferred the whole collection to my PC. And the amount of abuse they've had is unreal! I'm writing the info over to CD thinking it'll be safer before the disks finally do give up, but they might outlast the CD's!
I expected CD technology to have a better lifespan than this - 25 years minimum!
Is this is how crap organic material can be for storage? We might as well go back to magnetic media!
No, no. It can't be right. Ok I'll probably be backing up all my info to dvdr in the next 2-3 years, but again will those disks have short lifespans?
I'm still not convinced cdrs are this crap.......................Mine are still fine from 2-3 years ago. I think you must have had a really crap writer or duff reader too. Or live near a nuclear power plant. :bigsmile: