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Verbatim® UltraLife™ Gold CD-R Discs, Pack Of 5 Item # 203310
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Look to Verbatim UltraLifeTM Gold Archival Grade CD-R media to preserve your family photos and important records as well as critical corporate data. Each disc is manufactured using proprietary unique Dual Reflective Layers (DRL) to maximize both compatibility and longevity.Verbatim's proprietary dual reflective technology is comprised of a silver layer for broad compatibility and a gold layer for long archival life. The highly reflective silver layer allows the UltraLife CD-R disc to look like a standard silver disc to CD burners. This feature provides a low initial error rate, important for long archival life, and the same drive read/write compatibility as standard silver-only discs.
The gold reflective layer is naturally resistant to corrosion. The gold layer overlaps the silver layer and prevents oxygen from coming through the lacquer layer or edge of the disc and corroding the silver. Silver oxidation can be a primary factor which limits the lifetime of CD media.
The combination of Verbatim's revolutionary DRL technology, high quality stamper and superior quality standards enables Verbatim UltraLife archival-grade CD-R discs to deliver new levels in longevity and performance without sacrificing compatibility.
- Up to 52x recording speed for fast CD burning.
- 700MB storage provides ample room for music, data and more. Provides up to 80 minutes capacity.
- Highly-reflective silver layer for compatibility with standard silver DVD-R to drives and recorders.
- Gold layer protects the silver surface from corrosion.
|recording time||80 min|
|write speed||52 x|
|media capacity||734003200 GB|
|Optical Media Type||CD-R|
|Product Type||Optical Disk|
|Type 2||Verbatim CD-R 700MB 52X UltraLife Gold Archival Grade with Branded Surface and Hard Coat - 5pk Jewel Case|
|Product Name||Archival Grade CD-R 80MIN 700MB 52x 5pk Jewel Case|
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Features & Benefits
Archival GradeNow, more than ever, technology plays an increasingly important role in our lives. Every day, we create more and more digital files – from selfies to home movies to important documents. And if your smartphone or computer is compromised, you can lose all these memories in a heartbeat. Backing up and archiving your data has become critical to ensure your data lives on.
Back-up vs. ArchiveThe difference between backing-up your data and archiving your data is subtle, but important. Backing-up data is usually done on a regular basis, to account for any changes that may have been made. Archiving is a more permanent solution – ideally, you archive data once and it remains safe for years to come.
Different types of data storage products can assist with these processes in different ways. USB drives are great for small data backup or file transfers. However, they use flash chips, which can only retain data for up to ten years. Hard drives can be great for system backups, but the large number of mechanical parts mean they are susceptible to failure. Backing-up data to the cloud means you can access the data anywhere in the world. But the cloud is susceptible to security breaches and if you don’t have internet access, you can’t access your data.
Optical media is the ideal media for archiving, being durable enough to last for years without bulky, mechanical parts. And Verbatim Archival Grade media is one of the most durable of all, designed to last for up to a hundred years when properly stored.
Why use Archival Grade?
Scientific TestingVerbatim’s Gold Archival Grade media has been scientifically tested to outlast standard optical media. When tested under a range of accelerating aging and environmental conditions, including extreme heat, humidity, and ultraviolet light, it produced fewer errors than standard optical discs. And when compared to “gold layer only” discs, Verbatim’s Dual Reflective Layer media delivered significantly longer lifetime performances. This is because, when used in DVD-R media, gold remains relatively soft, which can lead to deformation of other materials used in discs, such as dye and polycarbonate.