Archival CD-R's???

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  1. Gen5_EG

    Gen5_EG :)

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    I need to backup all of my photography images. What are some archival quality CD-R's that you've had experience with??? I've heard Delkin, Taiyo, and Mitsui make these such types of disks with a 100-year life, etc. What's your suggestion? And any websites for reviews on this?
     
  2. tony

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    Gold CDRs that use a phthalocyanine-based dye are by far the best, and are the only kind that are certified for use for digital perservation in most libraries. I work at Stanford University, and this is the only thing we use when burning CDs.

    There are many aspects that will extend the lifespan of a CDR. Store them in a mild temprature environment: 50-70 degrees, exposure to light can exasperate damage to the disc, only write on the hub of the disc, etc

    CD-RWs are less suseptable to environmental damages than CDRs, if you can find good quality ones.

    There are not many DVDRs on the market that are as good for long-term storage than the type I mentioned above.
     
  3. Diggumz

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    My Taiyo-Yuden cdrs started to grow mold after I took them to work a few times :hs:
     

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