Tom Fine wrote:
> Does anyone have any recent science showing the 80's (700megs) are any
> less reliable than the 74's (650megs) -- apples to apples on
> manufacturer and dye material?
"Reliability" usually refers to probability of failure over time. Since
the time spans involved in CD-R degradation are of the order of decades,
there's little hope of getting meaningful results during the lifetime of
the product line. Accelerated life test is wonderful - if there are
reasons for believing that the relationship between acceleration and
'reality' can be established. I have seen no science, recent or
otherwise, that suggests that altering a parameter by X is equivalent to
multiplying test time by Y.
I am reminded of a boss I once had who suggested accelerating software
life test by running the computer in an oven.
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