Storing DVDR/RW's

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by SDHoward, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. SDHoward

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    Ok from what I can gather they're fragile and don't like Viny, so what good, portable storage solutions are there (that don't ake up too much space and arn't too expensive).

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    Viny? (am I being thick)

    I was concerned how much damage the daylight might be doing to the DVDs I was working on because I had a habit of leaving them lying around near the TV/DVD recorder (in their jewel cases). So I looked around for a storage solution. My immediate requirement was something lightproof that would hold DVD-RAMs in their jewel cases.

    I found some small flight cases for CDs in our local Cash Convertors or Cash Exchange or whatever it calls itself (a sort of pawn broker that also sells things). I bought one and it's ideal for keeping a working stock near the TV. It holds about 40 DVDs in slim jewel cases, it's rugged, it's lined inside with a neoprene like material, and it's completely lightproof.

    I also bought a much larger flight case at a computer fair recently, sold as a DJ's case. It has over 400 hanging pockets in three rows, with numbers for indexing. Possibly a bit OTT but it should keep me going for a while. I thought it would be ideal for storing DVD-Rs sold on spindles. It is quite big, but nothing like as big as the space occupied by 400 plus VHS tapes.

    It seems silly to me that blank DVD-Rs, DVD-RAMs, etc are supplied in transparent jewel cases if the dyes can be damaged by light. Hasn't anybody invented a black jewel case? The only black cases I know of are the elongated ones that commercial DVDs are supplied in. But they take up extra space and they seem to be designed to damage DVDs - if a DVD becomes loose it can slide up and down inside, scratching its surface against the hub.
     
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    Excellent advice from maldonian - Many people are not aware that simple daylight will gradually destroy their DVD recordings. Keep them cool in a dry, dark place!
     
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    thanks

    oops sorry Vinyl. Contact with its not soposed to be good, also I spose sliding it in and out of thise sleeves..
     
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    Yes, it is also not a good idea to store DVD discs in sleeves/pockets either, as the recording surface comes in contact with them. Also, sliding them in and out of the sleeves can scratch the discs.
     
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    That's my one concern about the DJ box. Perhaps I shouldn't have said 'ideal'. But I only intend to store recordings I don't mind losing, plus working copies, on the spindle DVD-Rs. So if a few get scratched eventually I won't mind too much. I will store anything that matters on DVD-Rs and/or DVD-RAMs in jewel cases, and anything that matters a lot on DVD-RAMs in cartridges (and all stored in lightproof boxes). Panasonic cartridges are a translucent amber colour - perhaps this filters out the light that does the damage.
     

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