How long do most DVD-R's last?

Old 12-30-03, 05:14 AM
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How long do most DVD-R's last?

Do DVD-R discs tend to last as long as other DVDs? I was just wondering, because I started using my DVD recorder, and I bought some Fuji DVD-R discs. The material I am recording is something I want to have for a long time.
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Old 12-30-03, 09:27 AM
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If they are kept in good condition (that is, not scratched up, etc.) they should basically last your lifetime. No worries.
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Old 12-30-03, 09:54 AM
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When kept in optimal conditions, some DVD-Rs may even last until the next season of the Simpsons is released on DVD.
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Old 12-30-03, 10:26 AM
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I've read (I don't remember where) that the really cheap media will break down after 5 - 10 years (again I do not remember the technilogical specifics on this), and that good brand name media (Sony, Memorex) supposedly employ very high quality control standards such the media should last over 100 years.
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Old 12-30-03, 10:28 AM
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I have one that has lasted for over 53 years. That may be an anomoly.
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Old 12-30-03, 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by Groucho
I have one that has lasted for over 53 years. That may be an anomoly.
You must be referring to those Vinyl-R discs.
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