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MAM-A Archival Gold DVD-R

MAM-A Archival Gold DVD-R is the standard for all long-term storage uses. The need for high quality, long-term storage of professional photos and other files has spurred the development of this long-life disc. Storing photos made the life of a disc a real issue for many consumers, as photos, unlike normal PC data like office documents, will need to be accessed many years down the road. How often does your family look at old pictures?

The reflective layer of the archival DVD-R is comprised of 24 karat gold, which allows maximum resistance to chemical breakdown -- one of the major causes of disc failure. Along with choosing the right recording dye material and the right bonding agent, the long-term stability of the reflective layer is crucial. Using gold DVD can triple the life of a standard disc, where silver discs can be subject to oxidation.

MAM-A’s testing has shown these discs can be stored for over 300 years without breakdown of dye material or reflective layer, ensuring your discs are here to stay. Of course, anytime you archive disc you should keep them dry and out of the way of atmospheric light.

MAM-A continues the tradition and engineering of their Mitsui history. Originally made in the USA at Mitsui’s Colorado Springs plant, MAM-A still uses Mitsui’s incredibly durable and readable dye material for recording.

The need for high quality, long-term storage of professional photos has spurred the development of a long-life disc. The MAM-A Gold Archival Grade™ DVD-R is designed for applications requiring long-term storage of sensitive data, video or music files. The reflective layer of this archival dvd-r is comprised of 24 karat gold, which allows maximum resistance to chemical breakdown -- one of the major causes of disc failure.

Along with choosing the right recording dye material and bonding agent (Note: An archival DVD-R is made of two polycarbonate discs bonded together) the long-term stability of the reflective layer is crucial. Reflective layers using your standard “silver” surface are subject to oxidation (rust) over a long period of exposure to moisture. Unlike silver jewelry, a gold ring won't rust and neither will the gold reflective layer in this disc. In optical discs, the use of gold can triple the life of a standard disc. 

Preliminary tests show that the MAM-A Gold Archival Grade™ DVD can last significantly longer than ordinary silver recordable DVD discs. Although tests are currently underway and results will soon be available, we can assume from our experience with gold layer CD-R that the expected life of these discs will be similar. The MAM-A Archival DVD-R is offered as the long awaited companion to the MAM-A Archival Grade™ Gold CD-R, which has an expected lifetime of 300 years and has earned a reputation as the highest quality storage media available today.

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