nickle wrote on 1/22/2005, 9:51 AM
I have a "carousel" type thing that hold about 120 cds or dvds vertically. But they have to be in the older big cd cases, not the newer slim ones. And DVD cases wouldn't fit.

epirb wrote on 1/22/2005, 11:26 AM
Dont know if you're refering to store bought DVDs for your new entertianment epicenter, or for stored media for your computer. but for the computer I use acouple of these for easy storage and retrieval.
Cheesehole wrote on 1/23/2005, 12:33 PM

You can find these a lot cheaper than list. There are some clones out there too for even cheaper. I have a couple Selector 100's, but the new FX version looks cooler.
JJKizak wrote on 1/23/2005, 1:20 PM
I had a lot of CD-Rom drives that had discs in them for about 3-4 years and they didn't work one day. I pulled out the discs and noticed the shiny plastic wasn't shiny but had dull patches of milkiy looking stuff on them. I cleaned them up and they were ok. They cleaned up hard by the way, lots of rubbing.

SeaJohn wrote on 1/23/2005, 1:22 PM
To prevent bit rot, you should pull your DVDs out of storage and rewind them at least once a year, using one of these:


farss wrote on 1/23/2005, 2:00 PM
The good news is you can buy CDs that'll last at least 100 years, 300 years with good storage and a bit of luck. The bad news is there isn't the demand for that type of chemistry for DVDs so if you're very careful 4x DVDs might last 10 to 20 years.
Pressed media are totally different to burnt media, most of the figures that the general public hear are for pressed media and they assume they apply to burnt media.