Facts About the Compact Disc, Pt 5

07 Nov 2014

  • 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.
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