DL DVD Verbatim: How long will they last?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Wallace86, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Wallace86 macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    I am backing up some of my videos on Verbatim DL DVDs (made in singapore), and I was wondering what the lifespan is for them? I will be rarely playing them, they will basically be just sitting in my cd case as a backup. How many years can I expect them to last, just sitting in my cd case? (assuming my cd case is not ran over by a car or burned up?). A lifetime? Thanks.
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    I've been really interested in this same issue.

    What I discovered is that basically nobody knows.

    The biggest factors in keeping discs viable is to keep them out of direct sunlight and to keep them in a cool, dry place. Moisture and heat are major enemies.

    They might last for 50 years, maybe only 10.

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