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I’ve been thinking about it and figured out the perfect long term DVD storage system.

Take two pieces of dark rye and toast them until they’re really dry and put your DVD in between them, then put it into a sandwich bag. Toast + placing your DVD in between + sandwich bag = meant to be!

Brilliant!

The toast will absorb moisture. Since it’s brown, it will block UV rays. And while not perfectly round, more oblong, the shape will completely protect the DVD. Oh, and don’t worry about scratches, the crumbs are way too soft to cause them.

I’ve even thought up a name for the process:

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T oast

Problem solved!!!
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Well done, boys. Let's pack it up. lingyi, I can't imagine there will ever be a better solution to this moisture problem. Time to lock the thread and pin it to the top
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Where is Lordsmurf? he is the only person intent on helping and having education
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He's like Santa. Always watching to see if you've been good or bad!
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Some of these suggestions sound insane, but there's actually science to back up topics like color or toast. Yes, toast is absorbent. You have mold to contend with, but I've seen bread from the 1800s in ghost town, and it still looks like a loaf. I'm not BSing you.

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He's like Santa. Always watching to see if you've been good or bad!
Ho ho ho!

I just have to budget my time. Sometimes I just don't feel inclined to reply to yet another thread on the same topic from the same person.

But I sure got some great laughs reading, and even shared several comments offline. We laughed ... but after laughing, it was always "you know, there's actually some science to back that up".

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Toast + placing your DVD in between + sandwich bag = meant to be
I'm almost afraid to say it, but the main concern here is mold.

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White, wheat, or wry?
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Some of these suggestions sound insane, but there's actually science to back up topics like color or toast. Yes, toast is absorbent. You have mold to contend with, but I've seen bread from the 1800s in ghost town, and it still looks like a loaf. I'm not BSing you.


Ho ho ho!

I just have to budget my time. Sometimes I just don't feel inclined to reply to yet another thread on the same topic from the same person.

But I sure got some great laughs reading, and even shared several comments offline. We laughed ... but after laughing, it was always "you know, there's actually some science to back that up".


I'm almost afraid to say it, but the main concern here is mold.
Lordsmurf silica gel in sache is outside the case the silica gel is able to absorb the moisture that is inside the case of DVD? Black DVD case closed is hermetic?
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What is a "sache".

A plastic DVD case is not even remotely hermetic. And you don't want hermetic anyway. Are you trying to archive the discs, or stored them with a mummy in a pyramid?

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sache is sachet silica gel blue

If the black DVD case is not hermetic then the silica gel being outside the case dvd next to the case dvd will absorb all the moisture that is inside the closed case dvd black or not?
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I really have no idea. To be frank, that all sounds nuts to me.

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I really have no idea. To be frank, that all sounds nuts to me.

Do not you know the silica gel and its moisture-absorbing power? Is it necessary to put loose silica gel inside the case of dvd to absorb moisture? case dvd black is hermetic?
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The best method of data retention is clay tablets. Bury them in the desert for 2,000 years, subject them to floods, fire, war, searing heat, and even break them apart. The data is still there. I'm not sure what color clay is considered optimum...
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I'm not sure what color clay is considered optimum...
Smurf blue, of course.

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Smurf blue clay protects against light inside plastic baggie, inside cardboard box, inside second cardboard box, inside closet?
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Should the clay be fired? What will that do to the color? Or the disc inside?
What brand of clay?
Should the cardboard be single-, double-, triple-, or non-corrugated?
Does it matter if the closet is lined with sheetrock and painted? Must the closet also be painted blue?

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IMHO, lath and plaster would yield a tighter seal than sheetrock.
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If I put the DVDs and cases inside zip lock bag with silica gel sachet the useful life and durability of the discs will increase?
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If I put the DVDs and cases inside zip lock bag with silica gel sachet the useful life and durability of the discs will increase?
Sure. It probably won't hurt it.

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the useful life of the DVD discs will increase a lot with ziplock bag and silica gel? silica gel can break and pour water inside?
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Have you ever used silica gel? It's a hygroscopic powder. It absorbs moisture, but never becomes liquid. The only way you'll "pour water inside" is if you open the Ziploc bag and dump in a glass of water...in which case you've got other problems.

Now, silica gel can only absorb so much moisture. That's why you have to use an airtight bag or other container. But you can put the silica gel pack in a warm oven now and then (once a year, say) to dry it out and refresh it.
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