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Old Writeable CD unreadable!


Have been looking (trying) at old CDs. I had made multiple copies & stored well. They are a few decades old. Put dozens of them in both PC & Apple computers to try to read them. Even bought a new CD drive.

 

No luck, all unreadable.

 

If you have any old writeable CDs, copy then to new media before it is too late. Hopefully!



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there are places around that can transfer the information from one form of storage to another had a lot of tapes that i had transferred to CD's
now the last tug i bought hasn't got a CD player
had video cassettes transferred to DVDSs as well

depend on how important the information is.

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Fortunately nothing critical, mostly scans of film. More of an irrigation than anything.

 

Fortunately not too much on Agfa film, another archival disaster.

 

I read up that the dye used in the CDs bleeds to the next bits of data storage then the CD becomes unreadable.

 

Should have stuck with Magneto Optical which I was also using at the time. But probably difficult to get a drive these days.



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Early 2000's " solid state? " backup drives are also prone to failure.

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