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What is the best way and care of storing CDs and DVDs and optical media if I do not have air conditioning equipment and I do not have special rooms for humidity and temperature control? is the best option to maximize the life of Verbatim AZ-DVD and Verbatim MDISC DVD?
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- Handle with care.
- Put them in proper CD/DVD containers when not in use.

Essentially the same lesson you were taught in kindergarten: don't play rough with your toys, put them up when done.

It's that easy.

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- Handle with care.
- Put them in proper CD/DVD containers when not in use.

Essentially the same lesson you were taught in kindergarten: don't play rough with your toys, put them up when done.

It's that easy.
I always handle the disc by the edges, I avoid touching other parts of the disc

What is the best CD / DVD container? do they protect from excessive moisture and heat?

it is very difficult to preserve optical media because they require humidity and temperature control, I have CDs, DVDs and MDisc DVD, some manufacturers say that good discs can last 100 years but I learned that it is marketing
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Then you're already doing everything you can.
We've covered cases and boxes on other threads of yours in past months/years. Re-read those.

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What media is more reliable and secure? USB Flash Drive or HDD or cloud computing or Blu-Ray Disc?

1) For the long life of the optical DVD media is it better low humidity and higher temperature 30 to 35șC or lower temperature 32șC and higher humidity? temperature or humidity?

2)
DVD Case box black have any benefits to the long life of optical media DVD or MDisc?
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Lord Smurf, you should get a Nobel prize of some sort. Blue of course.
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gamemanico also deserves a prize for being here for over 5 years and asking variations of the same questions 453 times http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/memb...memaniaco.html

Edit: Oh and getting banned at least four times at videohelp.com under different names, gamemanico, gamemanico2, samus87, mediafiles87 and numerous sites as gamemanico. Oh, he's also known as rocknroll racing. Beware!
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DVD Case box black have any benefits to the long life of optical media DVD or MDisc?
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DVD Case box black have any benefits to the long life of optical media DVD or MDisc?
Better than clear cases.

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Better than clear cases.
black dvd case protects only from light has no influence on temperature and humidity? thanks for the LS tips
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black dvd case protects only from light has no influence on temperature and humidity? thanks for the LS tips
Yes.

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Yes.
optical media cd, dvd, mdisc dvd suffer more with high humidity or high temperature (35 / 36șC)? which is more detrimental to long term durability? case dvd black no protect variations humidity and temperature?
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optical media cd, dvd, mdisc dvd suffer more with high humidity or high temperature (35 / 36șC)?
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Yes.
No.

you did not respond if it is more harmful for long term storage of optical averages temperature or humidity
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averages temperature or humidity
Both.

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Both.
none of them is more or less harmful? have sites that are humid and colder and have locations that are warmer and have lower humidity
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The question is bad.
Knives and guns.
I throw machetes, shoot waterguns. Which is worse?
I throw plastic butter knives, shoot AK47. Which is worse?

Heat and humidity. No qualifiers, no answer.

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The question is bad.
Knives and guns.
I throw machetes, shoot waterguns. Which is worse?
I throw plastic butter knives, shoot AK47. Which is worse?

Heat and humidity. No qualifiers, no answer.

1) If I keep same disc the optical media in place cold and humidity the durability is the same as storing the discs in a warm and dry place?

2) Are there any storage guidelines and tips if you do not have humidity and temperature control equipment?
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To restate lordsmurf's 12:31 from yesterday

How warm is warm?
How cold is cold?
How humid is humid?
How dry is dry?
Now much and often does the storage environment cycle between humid and dry, warm and cold?

Every disk formulation will behave differently from other formulations. And only the manufacturer knows the behavior (and maybe some obscure test lab somewhere) for sure.

Since you are apparently unwilling to believe and thus ignoring the information and advice provided in responses to over 450 posts here, NOTHING you are able and willing to do will make any significant difference in the expected useful life of your disks.
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Does indirect sunlight light in my cardboard box greatly affect the storage temperature? my cases with the disks are inside this cardboard box, I just look for the best form of storage if I do not have special rooms
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