Consumers needing digital archival media that really last, and we mean really last, will no doubt be thankful for Kodak's new 24-karat gold discs. Although regular discs have a rated life-span of anywhere between 20 and 250 years, most of our backups from 1999 have already degraded to the point of unreadability. These new CD-Rs and DVD-Rs last up to 300 and 100 years, respectively. Their secret being the oxidization resistant gold layer inside the disc, and not the eleven herbs and spices we first guessed.
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