ISO/IEC 16963:2011
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Information technology -- Digitally recorded media for information interchange and storage -- Test method for the estimation of lifetime of optical media for long-term data storage

This standard has been revised by: ISO/IEC 16963:2015

The electronic version of this International Standard can be downloaded from the ISO/IEC Information Technology Task Force (ITTF) web site


ISO/IEC 16963:2011 specifies an accelerated aging test method for estimating the lifetime of the retrievability of information stored on recordable or rewritable optical disks.

This test includes details on the following formats: DVD-R/RW/RAM, +R/+RW and CD-R/RW.


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