CD-R longevity

  Munchkin 22:43 03 Nov 2005

I'm giving consideration to no longer buying Audio CD's from record stores and going down the road of digital downloads from on-line sites such as iTunes and burning to disc. My concern is the longevity of the CD-R disc. Can I expect a "home made" CD to have a life expectancy and durability equal to that of a commercially produced CD purchased in a record store? A further concern is the issue of sound quality. In my opinion it would take a serious audiophile with a one megawatt hi-fi to notice any perceptible difference. I would be interested in any comments.

  Stuartli 23:07 03 Nov 2005


click here

click here (Section 7-5)

Incidentally Imation considers that certain of its DVD media products have a life of 100 years (Imation rebrands media produced by Taiyo Muden, regarded as one of the best in the world).

  Stuartli 23:08 03 Nov 2005

One other point.

Something will arrive sometime in this decade that will prove superior technology to optical disks.

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