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Old 31 January 2016, 16:53   #16
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Originally Posted by markpjd View Post
Not sure, seems to be some kind of microscopic mold spore.. I always thought mold needed a food source, but I don't know the science behind it all. What doesn't make sense is that I had some disks stored in almost perfect condition and they still failed due to mold. On the other hand, I think it may be brand dependent too, as some disks seem more resistant or durable than others.
As long as there is more than 50% humidity in the air, mold can grow on a substrate. Unless you actively control humidity there are always moments where humidity will be above 50%.
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