Tests in our laboratory show that good media, good writers, good recording
software, good handling procedures, and proper storage conditions result in
optical media having excellent longevity. Defective links in the above
process generate discs that are immediately "worn out" after recording.

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Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005 8:29 AM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Writable CD/DVD

In his post Dave Nolan said,

...writable CD/DVD copies are turning out to have SO many problems with
longevity past 10 years that it seems that they are NOT good long-term
archival storage media.

Could you please elaborate on this.

Thank you,

Kevin Irelan