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01-06-2021, 01:42 PM
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How is long-term storage and Optical DVD Drives done? is it possible to store them without damaging them due to disuse?
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Damage from disuse? Sure, mechanical parts exist, like HDDs. But we all do it anyway. I don't pull out my extra DVD drives until needed. I don't have time to always test backup/reserve drives.

I have my extra drives in a box in the closet. Same box has HDDs, are some other misc parts.

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don't you use these drives that are stored and they still work mechanically? what is the maximum period allowed that can not use the drive and it does not present problems?
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Most drive fine, only had two go bad after being stored for 10+ years. Same drive weren't great before storing anyway. Those were not bought for replacement, both had been used for at least a few years.

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do you keep DVD drives in storage for 10 years and are they okay?

have to use them every month to not damage the mechanics, electronics and optical lens reader
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