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Wondered how you all manage your media?
Disturbing article here.
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/10/homemade-dvds-going-going-gone/


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I had read before that regular CD/DVD’s were quite short lived, 5
years or less, but the Kodak Gold was good for 50 to 100 years.

LLE

On Dec 12, 2008, at 1:31 PM, Chod Lang wrote:

Wondered how you all manage your media?
Disturbing article here.
Homemade DVD's: Going, Going, Gone?


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All my work is archived to 2 sets of Dat tapes. I have tapes going back to 96 that are still fine.
though like all this type of media its does have a life expectancy. So I expect at some time the older tapes will die.

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But would your CD/DVD or DAT reader still work? Some might even say will the file type be still available in 10-20 years?

We’ve stopped backing up data to this kind of media long ago after a DVD went down some years ago. Its now all on large hard discs, on and off site. Being copied onto newer discs as and and when we update hardware.

On 12 Dec 2008, at 23:35, LLE Freeway wrote:

I had read before that regular CD/DVD’s were quite short lived, 5 years or less, but the Kodak Gold was good for 50 to 100 years.

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Sometime around 12/12/08 (at 18:35 -0500) LLE Freeway said:

Kodak Gold was good for 50 to 100 years.

We won’t know for sure for quite a while… :slight_smile:

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