Well I have some from the 80's that are still good as new and work just fine so at least 20+ years.
I suspect you are referring to commercially-created CD's, not the less reliable home-burned CD's. I think the issue is that the home-burners don't create discs that are as reliable long-term as the commercially-produced discs.
You're correct. Commercial CDs are stamped in an aluminum substrate. CD-Rs are burned onto a layer of reactive dye (think of the old, curly thermal fax paper).
posted on 11/29/2004 10:46:39 AM PST
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