Archive Quality 24kt Gold DVD-R and CD-R Discs
Available from MAM-A Inc. (Mitsui Advanced Media)
Not All Recordable Discs are Equal! Consumer grade discs use materials to achieve the lowest possible cost, rather than the highest performance required for long term content storage.
The MAM-A Gold Archive-Grade discs provide demonstrably superior longevity and resistance to environmental degradation compared to conventional media. The discs have a 24 karat gold reflective layer, offering maximum resistance to chemical breakdown -- one of the major causes of disc failure. Gold metal does not oxidize or corrode (like silver or aluminum), and protects the data layer against chemical and environmental breakdown from sunlight, oxygen, heat, and humidity that can seep through over time through the disc plastic.
Low cost discs can become unreadable in as little as 2 years –
MAM-A 24K Gold DVD-R has been tested for 116 years durability,
MAM-A 24K CD-R has been tested for 329 years.
The longest lifetime of any recordable disc available!
Discs are non-erasable, easy to store and carry, and can be used in every computer or DVD/Blu-ray player. Hard drives have moving parts that have the risk of breaking, so it is not considered to be good for long term storage for irreplaceable videos, photos, or any valuable content.
MAM-A's professional product line includes Archival Grade 24K Gold DVD+/-Rs and CD-Rs, High quality Silver DVD-R, 8.5GB Dual Layer DVD+R, and Recordable Blu-ray discs. Printable surfaces and Custom Logos on discs are also available.