I got bored and started to wonder about for how long data is readable from different data storage devices.
So I thought I’d ask you all about what’s the oldest of each data storage devices that you got (that’s still working).
I thought that users should have better answers than Google or Wikipedia
Well, here’s my list:
Magnetic tapes deteriorate with use. So I guess that only sealed tapes or osed only once ones could last long.
Silver cd or DVD without scratches should last forever. ;D
Recordable CD /DVD durability ca be reduced by scratches, solvents and permanent inks (those that are not water based).
BTW in order to evaluate the durability/quality of a cd/dvd you can use a freeware utility from ahead.dehttp://www.cdspeed2000.com/
Your cd/ddvd rewriter should support specific features (C1/C2 PI/PO) in order to run disk quality tests.