CD Eating Fungus?

From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Mon Jun 18 20:42:41 2001

>Does anyone recall the audiophile debates several years ago that
>pertained to something called "CD rot," using that as one reason why
>vinyl records were superior for long-term storage. I thought that the
>"CD rot" they spoke of only had to do with disintegration of the
>plastic and then oxitation of the metal layer.

        I recall those was also one of the reasons it
was said that MO disks were superior to CD-R media. As far as I
recall, it was said to also get into the disk by going between the
sandwhich layers and it appeared on an affected disk as black spots.
Couldn't a fungus attach itself to the adhesive used to bond the
various layers of a CD-R? If not a fungus, it certainly seems
reasonable that the aluminum surface could possibly oxidize after a

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