Reply To: Labeling DVDs for archiving


Indeed, manufacturers mix the “longuest duration possible in the best conditions possible” with their “average life product”… If gold/silver CD/DVD layers seems to be essential for a long term storage, this metal presence is not a guarranty of well construction and long life, and we see sometimes products with a bad polycarbonate layer of a lack of construction quality wich their lifespan is really short even if their are “high quality products”.


Once again, climate control seems to be a must, added to a periodic inspection. Using regular DVDs for public use is a good way to employ them until their death.