Posts Tagged ‘cd recovery’

CD, DVD, Blu-Ray Recovery Software

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

This looks like a handy tool for those of us who still have old data backed up in CD format …

I still have CDs lying around that I have created more than ten years ago. Some of them are still working fine while others have unreadable sectors or files. I’m not sure if the type and manufacturer of each individual recordable CD has something to do with that, or if it is more a storage thing. Regardless, I’d have to find a file recovery software to recover files on CDs that are no 100% readable anymore. And while I’m at it, I made the decision to move contents from all CDs, even fine ones, to new media to be on the safe side.

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CD DVD Data Recovery Software Overview

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

If you back a lot of data up to recordable CDs or DVDs, then you’ll probably find this one pretty useful …

Blank CDs and DVDs have been around for quite some time now and their limited life span means that many users will eventually run into accessibility problems. With age come problems to read files from the CDs or DVDs. The only option in this case is to make use of data recovery software to save those files to storage device before they become completely unrecoverable.

Why can files become unreadable on optical media? Burned CDs and DVDs suffer from material degradation. And most disks also suffer from oxidation, not to mention scratches and other forms of physical contacts. The average lifespan of such disks is said to be ten years.

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