Reply to post: Re: A writeable CD left on window sill

Picture this: An exabyte of cat pix in the space of a sugar cube of DNA

John Robson Silver badge

Re: A writeable CD left on window sill

I have just gone through a data refresh project - discs which were written and then filed in individual sleeves in a disc storage case, with silica gel left inside. Stored in a fireproof safe.

Those from 2005 are *mostly* readable. There was a ~5-10% failure rate, and those discs were looked after rather well. It is possible that the data was corrupt when written.

Unfortunately I am no longer in that role, and the 2001 discs were next on the list...

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