[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.