Mitsui Gold Archival CDs

  edenworkshops 10 Mar 12
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Hello

About 8 years ago, worried by the quality of standard cd's, I purchased a box of Mitsui Gold Archival CDs.

I had wanted to transfer all my pictures to SkyDrive, but when I came to read the gold cd's two of them wouldn't play ball.

I just put the cd in the drive and nothing happens at all, the other 6 are ok. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can read the two errant cd's?

The two cd's by the way seem to be in perfect condition, no scratches etc.

Thank you.

Richard

  edenworkshops 10 Mar 12

Just solved it.

I tried it in another drive and it worked fine.

Csse closed

Richard

That's a good reminder of a couple of things. First: it's common that a CD/DVD that won't read in one drive will read in another. Margins/tolerances are incredibly fine. The second is, of course, always to ensure you have backups of backups - especially when it comes to CDs/DVDs. There have always been horror stories about how long they remain viable/readable, and it's wise to ensure that you a) don't have just one copy, and b) refresh/replace them periodically.

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