Ok, so, like, home made CD’s and DVD’s last only two years. What kind of crap is that! What you’re telling me is that all of those hundreds and possibly thousands of downloads I’ve invested in, burned to CD’s and DVD’s, carefully labeled and gently placed in jewel cases are going to disintegrate in two f*@kin’ years.
And don’t give me that crap about saving them on an external hard drive, either. Do you know how many out of date hard drives I have in my garage that are currently housing generations of mice? That, plus I like the physical, single pieces of data; it’s comforting somehow. I even make covers out of high quality photo paper.
I hear there are things called “Gold” CD’s and DVD’s that apparently last 50+ years, but they’re also apparently expensive as hell. I’ll have to pick some up, of course. Maybe the DVD’s so I can make archival copies of an entire bands discography.
That’s fine, that’s not what I’m so pissed about though. It’s the fact that NOWHERE on the cheap-ass CD packages do they ever once mention the lifespan or potential longevity of these things. The last I heard CD’s were supposed to last eons if you cared for them correctly.
I feel duped, deprived of hours and hours of my life I’ll never get back. Just another way I’ve been bent over the table and screwed in the pocketbook by “The Man”.
Actually, I’m not really that angry, just ignorant. What do you guys do to back up your MP3’s? If it’s a hard drive, give me a reason or two as to why that’s the answer. If it’s the gold DVD’s, or something else, tell me about it. What I’m looking for is a reason to relax, to protect my investment here.
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