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CDs only last TWO YEARS?

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Frankly, I think their "Expert" is full of crap. I have had burned CDs since they came out and they are still working fine. They are right about one thing though, the quality of the media has everything to do with it. Those AT&T disks are total )(#$%(, however, my memorex and sony disks are going strong. I keep them in a nice case though, and dont beat them up. That probably has the most to do with it. Pfft....experts...
    
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Well, for the most part, I think it's nothing to worry about. Leaving a CD in the sun for a long time can hurt the data if it gets hot enough. I've never had a CD stop working because it was old though.
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Oh man thats such bull.
Ive had burnt cds last like 3-4 years.
Out of the case.
being thrown around, scratched, basically i didnt care about them so i wouldnt take care of them at all.
and after a bit of cleaning they work just fine.
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CDs under the right storage conditions can last for 50+ years

learned it in my Computers and Modern Society class, if you dont agree blame my professor
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Ya, 2 years sounds like bull.
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That "expert" is obivously a moron. I have disks that were burned 4 or 5 years ago and they still work fine. But I don't skimp on quality. I buy the good stuff not the cheap crap.
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Originally Posted by lonnie5000
That "expert" is obivously a moron.
Well you said it all. I also burn discs for a long time and i had no problems...
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I burned a CD-R on garbage media 6 years ago and it still works until today. I think I was rockin 2x.
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