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  1. This sounds silly but I thought someone was saying that they are burned and there are magnetic layers. The whole purpose for me is to back u my 8mm magnetic tapes to stop the degradation.

    I highly doubt they are but oyu never know.



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  2. cds and dvds use some sort of adhesive that is said by experts to last for 20 years or something. so no, they are magnetic.
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    CD's and DVD's are Optical use light from a laser to read and write. The laser actual burns the data to the CD or DVD.
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  4. I would have bet money on it but it's a good question to pose. I hope someone will benefit from it that didn't want to look stupid.


    I am use to it.

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  5. Good Morning, Mr. Phelps. Sorry, couldn't resist.

    CD's are highly variable in longevity, from an approximate 100-year lifespan (?) to less than 5 years. Mostly, the cheap blue ones had the poorest lifetimes, gold the best. Avoid direct sunlight, high humidity.

    This info came from a lengthy paper on testing and comparison, controlled aging simulation, etc.

    The main point is that with the very cheap disks, asking for a 20-year lifetime even under ideal storage conditions is not going to happen, although imperfections would most likely be fairly minor.
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    Minidisc audio discs and data-only MO drives use magneto-optical recording technology, but optical playback. The MD/MO discs have some sort of exotic material that changes reflectivity when exposed to light and a magnetic field.

    CDs and DVDs are non-magnetic.
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