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DEFINITION: CD-R shelf life refers to the length of time that a recordable compact disc will remain viable once data has been burned onto it. Top manufacturers like Mitsui, Verbatim, Maxell, Memorex and TDK claim that premium discs, with protective coating and special dyes, will last 50 or even 100 years. Many industry experts, however, think that the unrecorded shelf life of a CD-R disc is more conservatively  … 
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CD-R MACHINES DEFINITION (continued): …  estimated to be between five and 10 years. One expert from IBM estimates longevity at two to five years. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published results of accelerated aging tests on CD-Rs and DVD-Rs in 2004. CD-Rs that used phythalocyanine dye and had a gold and silver alloy coating performed best. Overall, the study estimated that 13% of discs would fail within 50 years, if the media was stored under normal office environmental conditions. NIST and the Library of Congress are now collaborating to determine the life expectancy of DVD-R media. They hope to develop a … 
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