What Is The Life Span Of A Re-Writable CD And A Write Only CD?
I have some write only CDs and some re-writable CDs that are over ten years old and still in the original packing. Do you think they could be used, and if so, would they retain data for long?
I've got lots of music on CD-R's that are more than ten years old and they all still play fine. As long as you keep them in their cases when they're not being used, and store them away from sources of heat, moisture, etc. they can last quite a long time.
If they are still in their packaging, I don't see why they wouldn't function. As long as other factors like humidity, heat, etc. weren't present, they should still work fine.
Once they are used, the average lifespan of CD's can range from 5-10 years, but it all depends in storage, use, and other factors. For example, excessive recording on a CD-RW will impact its lifespan.
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