Do you still have CD's or DVD's laying around containing backups? Images, documents, music, or other stuff that you like to (re)use some day?
How reliable are those discs?
A new year, so time to clean up. A bit.
I found two more boxes with old CD's / DVD's in the attic. They're not containing anything really valuable, but I wondered how well they would still read after fifteen years or so. I already maintained a table, and am in the process of adding these.
I am actually surprised they read fairly well, with so far perhaps a 4% failure rate. That sounds bad as a long term backup, but most of the failures were (scratched) DVD's and cheap CD-roms.
You'll find the results here
I still have a bunch of disks left and will add those results when I get back to it.
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