[rescue] cd-rom rot

Doug McIntyre merlyn at geeks.org
Thu Feb 20 14:19:51 CST 2020

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 08:09:59PM +0000, box wrote:
> Obviously, it was unreadable. Have others seen such a thing before? The
> CD has been stored in my house, so not somewhere cold/damp/..

Yes, I have encountered it as well. 

And CD-R/DVD-R/DVD+R can fade away even quicker as well.

Probably the most effective cure is to keep copying things along to whatever
newest medium is every 4-5 years or so, or on a few generations of hard drives.

Or put your faith into M-DISC (made to last up to 1000 years).

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