Re: Snatcher Sega CD sample disc
But you're referring to regular, pressed discs, right? This sample disc, as far as I can tell, is a burned CD-R which will eventually be unusable assuming it isn't already. I suppose if it were vacuum sealed it could last much longer, but I doubt that they've done that.
Apart from the late-80's music collection, I'm talking about discs my family has burnt and/or lent discs from friends. A lot of these copied discs are various brands from '90 and '91 and still work. High quality recorded CD-Rs can potentially last past 30-60 years according to a bunch of shit I've read over the years. Of course the brand and quality of CD is important to consider. Recorded discs last much longer than unrecorded, I found that out the hard way.
I may have just been very lucky, so my experience is mostly meaningless in relation to this Snatcher disc. Let's just hope it's a high quality CD-R and was stored very well. Even stored properly the dye can naturally degrade faster in shittier quality discs.
So basically this post is pointless. Isn't that fun.