Can a CD-R/DVD-R go bad with old age?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/Blu-ray Technology' started by WynOSmokeZ, May 13, 2008.

  1. WynOSmokeZ

    WynOSmokeZ New Member

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    There aren't a lot of things that last forever in this world, n so I I was wondering if blank cd-r's or dvd-r's go bad after being around for so many years. I'm talking about a cd-r/dvd-r that has been burned on, put in a jewel case, and put up in a dark closet for years and years. I have some older burned disks that have spots that that can be seen through when put up to the light. It almost looks as if it's deteriorating, but I cannot say if its from normal years of use, or just old age. So what do you think, can a disk just get old?
     
  2. cohen

    cohen New Member

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    i wouldn't have thought so - my dad's have been fine.
     
  3. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 The Chicken Master Staff Member

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    My first CD-R mix CD (burned around 2002-2003; maybe earlier) got holes in it (The top sticker) and you could wee through it like you mentioned. The data could not be read off it in those spots and the CD would skip.
     
  4. brian

    brian VIP Member

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    yes, cd's can go bad. however it should be a while (maybe 10+ years) but they do give out.
     
  5. cohen

    cohen New Member

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    depends on how they are stored!
     
  6. JlCollins005

    JlCollins005 New Member

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    yea id agree with cohen on this its all on how the disc are takin care of and stored
     
  7. Vizy

    Vizy New Member

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    Yea. I'll burn a mix right now, and let you know how it went in 10 years.
     
  8. cohen

    cohen New Member

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    lol....
     

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