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Currently sitting here transferring the content of old CDs to a hard drive. To save space, physically, and save me the hassle of looking for a specific disc among hundreds. And it's easier/quicker to make additional backups (this data will just become part of my regular backup set, now that hard drives are so ridiculously large). Anyway, the reasons don't matter.

I have some CDs burned in 1996 that are still reading properly (Kodak InfoGuard; the recording surface is gold-colored). I have some burned less than 5 years ago that are completely unreadable (various brands, with the recording surface greenish/blue/purple). I've discovered a long time ago that the faster you burn a disc at, the more likely it is you'll get read errors further down the road. So I tend to burn to disc at 4x and no faster.

Clearly the old claim that CDs will last 100 years isn't true, at least not for cheap, mass consumer media. I'm sure there's "archive quality" discs that do a much better job.

What's the oldest CD (you've burned yourself) that's still readable in 2018?

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