1. StuH-62

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    Could ya upload the ISO from your Vista disc to MEGA for build verification? I'd be extremely grateful!
     
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  2. naddel81

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    Tried some burned Media from 1997-1999 Yesterday. No Problem for quality media. Some 2005 princo cheap ass DVDs Had Errors, though.


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  3. duwen

    duwen Old Man Yoshi
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    I've got some from the early to mid 1990's that still read fine; several PS1 backups (from the period the PS1 was current), and some audio cd's burned even earlier than that which are still 100% playable.
     
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  4. naddel81

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    So quality CDs live more than 25 years. What about DVDs?

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  5. duwen

    duwen Old Man Yoshi
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    Not sure what my oldest dvd burn would be, but it's definitely not as old as my old cd burns... certainly less than 20yrs old.
     
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  6. naddel81

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    So best Media for Long Time archives is still CD?

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  7. duwen

    duwen Old Man Yoshi
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    Depends on how much data you're archiving... I've still got duped cassette tapes from 1982 that still load fine on my Spectrum ;)
     
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  8. Tom Bombadildo

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    DVD's have about the same life expectancy as CD's do (with manufacturer's claiming anywhere from 30-100 years of preservation, assuming it's kept in proper conditions), so it wouldn't really matter which you use.

    Blu-ray, however, is a much hardier storage medium, as it uses a "hard-coating" to protect data (though some more expensive DVDs use this as well these days), so it should theoretically last much longer than any CD or DVD (with estimates of 100-150 years apparently), so long as it's kept in the right condition.
     
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  9. JuanMena

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    Not discs...
    USB Booteable Images B-)


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  10. RandomUser

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    You can download the iso from the archive. It is the same as the one I have.
     
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  11. Captain_N

    Captain_N GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    My earliest are from 1999. Data discs. they are the 650mb cds lol. They are still function able. The drive was a samsung 6x cd-r drive with 2x cd-rw. was one of the early cd-rw drives. Its still sitting on the computer i put it in, A gateway Pentium 2 450mhz. Sadly the drive does not function... My earliest dvd-r is 2003 and blu ray is 2012.
     
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  12. MrCokeacola

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    Star Craft burnt on a CD-R from the late 90's... at least I think it still worked as of couple years ago.
     
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  13. Stealphie

    Stealphie GBAtemp Maniac
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    hmmm...
    I only started burning discs either really late 2019/really early 2020.
    I didn't how to do it beforehand, it was an animated show that a relative liked. (in DVD of course)
     
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  14. JuanMena

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    I just remembered that I have somewhere a CD with Microsoft ENCARTA 2005
     
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  15. JFizDaWiz

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    there's a CD in this house that I cannot find right now, it was a mix CD from 2000. I may have older but I know this one was from 2000 for sure. however, even though I can't find it here's the artwork I made for it and printed out, the images were still on my tripod account which is surprisingly still active

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    got stacks of MP3 discs and backups of random documents/pictures/websites/etc from back in the day as well.
     
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