Memories may be forever, but DVD-Rs generally aren?t. Even high quality ones can break down over the years, corrupting your movies and making them un-playable. Now with the new Archival Gold DVD-R discs claims state the discs will last 75-200 years (if properly stored).
- The reason for the disc?s longevity is the use of real 24-carat gold as the reflective layer: it stays shinier for longer than the alloys normal discs use. A DVD-R is made of two polycarbonate discs bonded together- the long-term stability of the reflective layer is crucial. Reflective layers using the standard ?silver? surface are subject to oxidation (rust) over a long period of exposure to moisture.
- The discs are more expensive than normal ones, though: the recommended price is 10 for $29.99 or 100 for $279.99
The (brand) MAM DVD is offered as the long awaited companion to the MAM Archive Grade? Gold CD-R, which has an expected lifetime of 300 years and has earned a reputation as the highest quality storage media available today.
Last update: 08:41 PM Monday, April 17, 2006