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How Long Do Cd's Last?

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Bill_FL

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Mine usually only make it til I get ticked and throw them at a wall.
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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Hmmmmm, now you have me wondering if those paper copies should be kept for the 5 years.

I have a better question for Bill......how long do plastic baits stay good? I have some that are at least 15 years old.
 

Mountain Man

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:eek: I thought they had a shelf live equal to a Twinkee. That's disapointing news.
 

Pat Butler

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Interesting study considering that I have a lot of program CD's that are older than the study and they all work fine. Oh wait, have hundreds of music CDs that are 5-10 years old and all work fine. Good study.
 

Sean Braudrick

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If I remember correctly, the study is primarily referencing CDs that are burnt with standard CD-R/CD-RW drives. This is a different burn process than what is used to create commercial CDs. (Notice the difference in the color of the read side of a CDR vs a commercial CD.

I believe commercial CDs go through a final step that "seals" the burn-- kinda like the clearcoat on your car.
 

EDWARD BERRY

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They last until you need them.

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