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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:33 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:So I give the CD 25 years max... :-)

By which time I'll be 81. Somebody else's problem ;)

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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:43 pm

:lol: :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:38 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:
Hugh Robjohns wrote:So I give the CD 25 years max... :-)

By which time I'll be 81. Somebody else's problem ;)

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For clarity. The CDs will be somebody else's problem or you will be?
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If it was about me I'd say the latter for sure!
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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby ken long » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:05 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:
By which time I'll be 81. Somebody else's problem ;)


This is very similar to the way some people treat the environment.
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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:15 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:For clarity. The CDs will be somebody else's problem or you will be?

Both, probably.

ken long wrote:This is very similar to the way some people treat the environment.

Well, what can I say? To get from my lighthearted joke about CD lifetimes to a short sermon about environmental responsibility in one jump is quite impressive. Well done!

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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby ken long » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:35 pm

Well, what can I say? To get from my lighthearted joke about CD lifetimes to a short sermon about environmental responsibility in one jump is quite impressive. Well done!

you're right about the jump :oops: but i still think your last was a throwaway statement. no hard feelings :thumbup:
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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:07 am

If we ever meet up at a SosMeet I'll buy you a pint. How about that?

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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:21 pm

All threads should end like this. :)
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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:36 pm

Not a bad way to start either! :bouncy:

Back in the days of archiving to CD-R I went through a case of HHB disks. (discs?). Those disks have all failed. The backups were HHB as well. A few years back when you could still rent dvds I rented the first season of MI5. A number of these commercial disks wouldn't play because they were coming apart, the layers were separating.
100 years my ass!
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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby Jadoube » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:34 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:Not a bad way to start either! :bouncy:

Back in the days of archiving to CD-R I went through a case of HHB disks. (discs?). Those disks have all failed. The backups were HHB as well. A few years back when you could still rent dvds I rented the first season of MI5. A number of these commercial disks wouldn't play because they were coming apart, the layers were separating.
100 years my ass!

I live in a very dry part of Canada and the very first CD-R I burned still plays. Was branded "Yamaha" but I'm sure they didn't make it.

I chime in here every once in a while and say "M-Disc" for archival media. :headbang:

Doesn't solve the "need ancient drive and platform" problem although if you are truly concerned you start squirreling away equipment. I'm not concerned, but I do archive to M-disc in case someone else is.
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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby Dave B » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:03 pm

I now feel quite old and stupid as I've never come across m-disc before. I realise it's a little off topic, but does anyone else use it? Could be quite interesting for mid-long term archiving and storage...
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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby Jadoube » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:56 pm

Dave B wrote:... does anyone else use it? Could be quite interesting for mid-long term archiving and storage...

For me, it seems like the only "affordable" long-term solution. The key question is what are you solving and whats it worth to you?

For myself... "give my clients media that will last as long as they do in the context that we now live for a very cheap cost."

My experience tells me. stuff gets lost; people think they don't care etc etc and then one day; They care! This is my best hedge against that for a very small expense.
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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby James Perrett » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:07 pm

Jadoube wrote:
I live in a very dry part of Canada and the very first CD-R I burned still plays. Was branded "Yamaha" but I'm sure they didn't make it.

Not sure who made the Yamaha ones but the first disc that I burned was a Philips branded Taiyo Yuden disc which still played last time I tried it. I'll have to dig it out and do an error check on it. Back in those days I could fit more data on a CD than I could fit on my hard drive.
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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby Jadoube » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:15 pm

James Perrett wrote:Back in those days I could fit more data on a CD than I could fit on my hard drive.

+1!
I would spend endless hours archiving to DAT. CD-R was a respite from DAT purgatory!
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Re: Good CD-Rs?

Postby Folderol » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:28 pm

Jadoube wrote:
James Perrett wrote:Back in those days I could fit more data on a CD than I could fit on my hard drive.

+1!
I would spend endless hours archiving to DAT. CD-R was a respite from DAT purgatory!

Hmmm. DIS 'n DAT :lol:
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