Paper Sleeves?

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#1

I recently bought a bunch of Sony DVD-R’s at Staples, and found some Paper Sleeves around my house.

I decided to back up my Computer, which is about 50 DVD’s.

My question is, is it safe to store media in Paper sleeves, and if so how should I store them (By that I mean, on it’s side, or stacked on top of each other?)
Another option I have is to store them on a spindle, in case paper sleeves are bad for my media ;).


#2

Paper sleeves will generally scratch your DVDs and are not recommended for storage except for throw-away discs.

I’d use the cakebox to store the discs instead, unless you need to access the discs severa times - in that case I’d get some DVD cases for storing your discs.


#3

[quote=DrageMester;2040626]Paper sleeves will generally scratch your DVDs and are not recommended for storage except for throw-away discs.

I’d use the cakebox to store the discs instead, unless you need to access the discs severa times - in that case I’d get some DVD cases for storing your discs.[/quote]

I don’t think I’ll ever use the discs unless I have a problem with my Computer, and I should only use the discs once then.

Also, I just found a bunch of my used Jewel cases.
Would it make better sense to use the Jewel cases, or should I stick with the cakebox?


#4

Acronis makes a great back if you have space on one of you drives.

Also so does O&O DiskImage.


#5

Would it make better sense to use the Jewel cases,

Yes.


#6

yo-

I have been using paper sleeves for the past 15 years - and have never scratched a disc with a sleeve yet - depends on how u insert and take the disc out-eh!!


#7

[QUOTE=bigmike7;2040633]yo-

I have been using paper sleeves for the past 15 years - and have never scratched a disc with a sleeve yet - depends on how u insert and take the disc out-eh!![/QUOTE]:stuck_out_tongue: lol

yeah and the quality of them. I have some made by Dynex that work pretty good.

Think my wife got them at Big Lots.

I use slim cases though and the paper sleeves go with my give aways :bigsmile:


#8

depends on how u insert

:eek: :wink: :iagree: :wink: :eek:


#9

How much do new Jewel Slim cases go for now anyway?
I may just go with the cakebox suggestion though it seems less expensive, and I know I have plenty of them ;).


#10

Yo-

IMO - storing on the spindle in a cakebox isn’t a very good idea - at least the sleeves provide a barrier against rubbing on the other discs - and the opportunity to store standing on edge - me - I’m sticking with my tried and true paper sleeves-eh!!

(and the fact that I have about 700 unused ones still in the shipping box)


#11

[quote=bigmike7;2040649]Yo-

IMO - storing on the spindle in a cakebox isn’t a very good idea - at least the sleeves provide a barrier against rubbing on the other discs - and the opportunity to store standing on edge - me - I’m sticking with my tried and true paper sleeves-eh!!

(and the fact that I have about 700 unused ones still in the shipping box)[/quote]

Whats the plus side of having discs standing on edge?


#12

[QUOTE=Silk88;2040672]Whats the plus side of having discs standing on edge?[/QUOTE]

You have to protect the disks from bending too, not just scratching.


#13

Paper sleeves aren’t the best method, but I would say for most situations they’re sufficient. Most back-ups are handled very little, if at all. I’ve yet to come across a disc that sustained any type of significant damage purely because of it being stored in a sleeve. I’ve got some discs in paper sleeves floating around the depths of my computer desk that have been jockying around for years and they are absolutely fine.


#14

Heck you can buy DVD cases on EBay, 100 for $20 which are much safer than paper sleeves IMHO


#15

It seems like they take up a lot of room, but I’ll consider doing that :).

Also, a quick question about DVD Cases: Don’t the DVD’s come out of the cases when moved? I don’t think in my case they will be moved much, but in my experience with those cases, they fall out of the position if dropped and rattle around in the case.


#16

All mine are in Dvd cases & I have never had that happen.