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Re: CD / DVD Life Span
Old 08-19-2004, 12:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The problem is reported to be with the dies used in recordable cds and dvds. The commercial dvds aren't recorded by burnng the die on the media like recordable ones are. Recordable cds, apparently, can fade so that eventually there isn't enough difference between the burned and non burned areas for the computer to read 1s and 0s.