Optical Storage Shelf Life?

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#1

Where can I find how long Optical Media will last stored away? I am trying to find out the Shelf Life of DVDs & Blu-Ray Discs. I understand that there are many factors involved with this, like quality of disc, storage environment, Burned or Blank & so forth. I just need a general idea in print from a reliable source for presentation. Thanks in advance!


#2

I have many recorded DVD 7+ years old and play fine now.


#3

Would you know where I could find documents with approx. shelf lives of these media?


#4

[QUOTE=hammerhead13;2054214]Where can I find how long Optical Media will last stored away? I am trying to find out the Shelf Life of DVDs & Blu-Ray Discs. I understand that there are many factors involved with this, like quality of disc, storage environment, Burned or Blank & so forth. I just need a general idea in print from a reliable source for presentation. Thanks in advance![/QUOTE]

General life expectancy is 5 to 10 years.

You might try searching for “ISO 18921” and “ISO 18927”: they are
two standards for estimating life expectancy for CD-ROMS (18921) and recordables (18927). If someone has published any data for particular
brands they have probably followed these methods.