Looking for a compact disc?
Have you entered the iPod and MP3 world? If you’re like me and my children, it’s a rare thing to listen to a compact disc because we’re using iPods now. But I still have tons of chips that I want to keep. I also have a lot of computer backups on CDR that I need to disturb. So what’s the best thing to do with all the CDs? What is the best storage method?
There are many CD storage alternatives and your perfect CD storage solution is probably different from mine. Factors, including how many CDs you have and how long you want it will affect your storage method.
Here are some CD storage alternatives:
CD Jewel Cases
Before you probably already have one for the disk and they offer good protection. They can keep your cover art and are easy to arrange on a shelf.
Disadvantages They break. They take up a lot of space.
Plastic CD Sleeves
For them, they are cheap and thin so that they are easy on the pocket and easy on the rack.
Disadvantages They are thin and do not offer much protection. Plastic sleeves are not recommended for long term storage. I have watched them on CDs and removed labels and even the metal surface. Plastic is what it is, it takes a long time to biodegradate when it comes to dumping.
Paper CD Sleeves
Before they are cheap and do not take up much space. They are large for many short-term storage needs.
Disadvantages They are thin and offer limited protection.
Paperboard CD Sleeves
For Paperboard Sleeves are much thicker than paper sleeves, so they protect your discs and they are relatively inexpensive.
Disadvantages It can be difficult to seal if necessary.
Tyvek CD Sleeves
For Tyvek sleeves do not take up much space and they are cheap. Tyvek is usually recommended for long-term CD storage.
Disadvantages They are thin and do not offer much protection.
CD-ROM drive case with
filler covers. They can hold many CDs in a small space and can help keep dust off.
Disadvantages Reading CD labels is a pain.
Pros Keep CDs outside of the site.
Disadvantages keep CDs outside of the site. Some people just prefer to see their collection. They take up space.
Pros They hold many CDs in a small area and can help keep dust from the CDs.
Disadvantages If a disc has been stored in a plastic purse, or if it is exposed to heat, the label can hold the plastic.
Three Ring Binders
Before they can keep your CDs and CD cover art in one place. They sit on a bookshelf.
Disadvantages If a disc is stored in a plastic wallet or if it is exposed to heat, the label can hold the plastic. You must browse pages to find your CD.
For They are cheap and keep a few hundred CDs in a small pile.
Disadvantages Sorting by the stack of discs is a pain if you are looking for a specific disk.