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Bob Cole
archival DVD brand?
on Feb 26, 2006 at 1:54:22 am

"A friend told me" that the only archival DVD brand with a long guarantee is from a company called MAM-A.

Anybody know about this?

-- Bob C


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eric
Re: archival DVD brand?
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on Feb 26, 2006 at 4:36:57 am

Never heard of them. Any good quality media is great for archiving. I use TDK - never had a problem


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David Roth Weiss
Re: archival DVD brand?
on Feb 26, 2006 at 5:31:11 pm

100 years from now, when you put that DVD in your DVD drive you will most likely find that neither you nor your DVD are in great condition.


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eric
Re: archival DVD brand?
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on Feb 26, 2006 at 6:31:06 pm

Then again DVD-R is not designed for archiving data not video


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David Roth Weiss
Re: archival DVD brand?
on Feb 26, 2006 at 6:38:36 pm

But, video is just data.


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eric
Re: archival DVD brand?
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on Feb 26, 2006 at 7:29:14 pm

Thats true :) ..but if I wanted to archive my video for long periods of time your best bet would be to use tape.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: archival DVD brand?
on Feb 26, 2006 at 7:40:00 pm

Well, most tape has been proven to have a shelf life of only ten years before the glue that bonds the oxide starts to deteriorate. Disc based media is supposed to last much longer, but no one really knows.


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Bob Cole
Re: archival DVD brand?
on Feb 27, 2006 at 1:22:30 am

follow-up: I did a little more research, mainly on sites devoted to digital photography, and found some substantiation for the archival claims of MAM-A. It's all about the gold.

And anyway, we could re-archive all our "keepers" every XX years, on the best media of the time. Deciding what's a "keeper?" That's tougher!


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BillM
Re: archival DVD brand?
on Feb 27, 2006 at 10:41:30 pm

MAM-A is very reputable brand. They have a production plant in Colorado. I have used their CDs and DVDs in the past. Excellent quality.


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Rennie
Re: archival DVD brand?
on Feb 28, 2006 at 7:15:13 am

Verbatim was very big into this when cd's first came out. I think they have a line that was designed for longevity.


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Kerry
Re: archival DVD brand?
on Mar 5, 2006 at 3:18:20 am

Go to http://www.inkjetart.com/mitsui/dvd.html

KB


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