how good is the data reliability with CD ROM and DVD RAM?

Fred Cisin cisin at
Sat Jul 21 13:58:37 CDT 2018

On Sat, 21 Jul 2018, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> The edge of the disk is SUPPOSED to be sealed. On cheap media, you see it
> oozing, and the aluminum oxidizing from the edge inward. This was pointed
> out to me already in the late 90's.

Fortunately, unlike most spinning rust disks, the default is to start at 
the center and work out.  Therefore, discs that are not full will last a 
little longer.

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