22nd September 2018

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Can you wear out a CD?

Answer: Few things changed our digital lives like CDs and DVDs, especially when it became affordable to make our own discs. They don't "wear out" in the same way a cassette tape or vinyl record used to wear out because there is no physical contact with the recording service, but they do deteriorate.

Similarly, do CDs have a shelf life?

Among the manufacturers that have done testing, there is consensus that, under recommended storage conditions, CD-R, DVD-R, and DVD+R discs should have a life expectancy of 100 to 200 years or more; CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM discs should have a life expectancy of 25 years or more.

How long does a CD account last?

They differ from savings accounts in that the CD has a specific, fixed term (often one, three, or six months, or one to five years) and, usually, a fixed interest rate. The bank intends that the customer hold the CD until maturity, at which time they can withdraw the money and accrued interest.

How long does it take for a CD to decompose?

Because CDs are not biodegradable, it is estimated that it will take over 1 million years for a CD to completely decompose in a landfill. More than 5.5 million boxes of software go to landfills and incinerators, in addition to the millions of CDs people throw away each year.
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