CD Eating Fungus?

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Mon Jun 18 23:59:56 2001

On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Jeff Hellige wrote:

> >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
> while.

Yes, but "leaving nothing behind." NOTHING? Hard to believe.

                                                 - don

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