As I understand it, the 5.25 disk, over time, will corrupt due to the weakening of its magnetic field? If this is true does anyone have an idea of the life span? I have had a few of my older original Apple IIe programs on 5.25 disk failed when I took them out of storage (I really hated the lost of copy II plus 7.1!), usually with bad sectors. Lucky most of the backup copies I made are still good, but I feel like I am living on borrowed time with these.
Got a feeling that the same is true of my IIgs 3.5 disks as well. Any idea on the 3.5 life span? I try to store both in a cool dry place which I guess would help prolong their longivity. I was thinking that coverting them to disk images and writing the images to cd rom is going to be the long term solution. Is there an apple cd/rw rom that would work with the GS?...are they even available?