DVD Forever

The other day I bought a copy of Nero2014 online.
Sucked in by end of financial year specials!
A key feature is a tool to recover deleted files on disk and USB sticks.
That's what sealed the deal!
Reading further about the offer,  it also has a tool called SecurDisk 3.0 that enables you to burn critical data in a more durable and secure form on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray disks.
Sounds wonderful and it probably is.

What struck me was some statistics viz.
  • The average home PC hard disc breaks down after 3-7 years
  • CDs/DVDs/Blu-ray disks break down after 2-15 years

Only last week I had an old VHS tape of family memories converted to a DVD disk.
I need to make a mental record to replace the DVDs in 5-10 years.

If you're buying software online, then be patient and wait for the specials.


  1. What is a VHS tape?

    1. It was a recording media used probably before you were born.

  2. and I really thought that CDs and DVDs would last my lifetime.
    I'll do a fresh burn just to be safe.


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