Reply to post: Re: CDs were always noted as sub 5 year lifespan.

Are you sure you've got a floppy disk stuck in the drive? Or is it 100 lodged in the chassis?

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Re: CDs were always noted as sub 5 year lifespan.

And I have home-written CDs from the 1990s that also still read fine, but that doesn't mean that the medium is generally reliable. I've heard of several types of tape that disintegrate with relatively short shelf-times. I'm glad yours works, and maybe that type of tape is more reliable as well, but that doesn't mean that tape or even that type of tape is necessarily going to work.

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