Thursday, January 12, 2006

Do cd-rs have a short life span?

Kurt Gerecke, a physicist and storage expert at IBM Deutschland:
"Unlike pressed original CDs, burned CDs have a relatively short life span of between two to five years, depending on the quality of the CD," (...)
See the rest of it on:
and tell me what you think about it.
A bit worried? (By the way, I think the man is a bit exaggerating: I have some cd-rs that are 5 years old and still work, but, I also have one that has some problems and I've heard a friend of mine saying that he had some problems with a couple of his old ones too...maybe they can last more than five years but surely not forever. Angy with the so-called hi-tech companies? I am).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The problem is that people treat CD-R's like store ought CD's - leave them out in the car. toss them around, etc ... if you treat them nicely, they'll last a long time. i have ones from 10 years ago that workl fine - so if you plan on listening it to in the car, make a copy - keep the master at home in a nice sleeve.