Facts About the Compact Disc, Pt 5
07 Nov 2014
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- The shelf life of a CD is estimated to be about 100 years. Meanwhile, if stored correctly, a vinyl record can last forever.
- If you stretched out the spiral of data included on a 5-inch compact disc, it would extended over 3.5 miles.
- A CD can hold a maximum of 700MB of data. A first-generation iPod could hold 5GB of data.
- The first sub-$1000 CD burner was released in 1995.
- CD players outsold turntables for the first time in 1986.