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Cdrs - Degradation - Visible Check ?

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was looking thru some old archives cds noticed a few with small holes in them

 

obviously the smart thing to do now would be to extract and archive stuff

 

but wondering if a visual check is ok for now and just focus on the obvious  ones

as in if it looks ok then it should be ok?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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those holes was a bit of a surprise

as the ones affected were less than 10 years old and packed away

but not a great amount affected

main culprits appear to be the cheap no name ones

think the 'if it looks ok it is' is working out 

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I've never seen a cdr with a hole but then again I rarely get cds out.  I've had some that when used in a car stereo, the type that drug them in rather than a drawer, it has wiped them.

 

Just googled it and came up with this wiki entry about disk rot, again never heard of it before.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_rot

 

So much for CD's lasting a lifetime.

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they were only small holes (I thought they were marks at first) and its not till you hold the cd up to the light that you can see they actually are holes ( as in you can see thru the cd)

the contamination thing sound right as think most affected had been used a fair  bit in past 

while all the burn and store ones where ok

ah well,  caught in time and no major dramas  :thumbsup: 

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