Tag Archives: DVD-R

Talk about DVD-R Drives

Jul 21st, 2011by dvdxplayer 1,928 views |Comments Off

Technology inevitably arrives with more questions than answers. Even as the tools available to us turn out to be more and more sophisticated, questions frequently remain about how they relate to the tools in the past, how they’re better, and how they are able to accomplish the same tasks and more.

A prime instance can now be seen almost everywhere, as personal computers are shipping with digital video disc drives rather than the more common cd drive, such as all those with DVD-R abilities similar to CD-R Read More »

How long do DVDs last?

Jan 01st, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,934 views |Comments Off

DVDs are read by a laser, so they never wear out from being played since nothing touches the disc. Pressed discs (the kind that movies come on) will probably last longer than you will, anywhere from 50 to 300 years.

Expected longevity of dye-based DVD-R and DVD+R discs is anywhere from 20 to 250 years, about as long as CD-R discs. Some dye formulations (such as phthalocyanine and azo) are more stable and are expected to last longer, 100 years or more, compared to 20 or 30 years for less stable dyes. Read More »