Article on data rot on CD's

From: John Foust <>
Date: Wed Aug 4 18:31:25 2004

At 10:42 AM 8/4/2004, you wrote:
>Depending on the case/safe/cabinet, it may actually help quite a bit.
>They are generally rated to 1200 degrees or higher for 45 minutes or
>longer. If you have a 1200 degree fire for 45 minutes, then your house is
>a total loss.

Some of the CD longevity articles talk about this... those safes
are rated to preserve paper. The char or combustion temperature for
paper is far higher than the highest temperature that a CD-R
will survive.

- John
Received on Wed Aug 04 2004 - 18:31:25 BST

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