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Old Feb 24, 2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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I am looking for a storage unit set up to hold DVDs in thin sleeves to use as an archive storage unit. I need something that can hold 1,500 to 2,000 discs in thin sleeves for the long term.....

I am currently using 2 of these http://www.officemax.com/catalog/sku...uctId=ARS23986
for storage if my discs. Each drawer is a different general subject that I often shoot and I have approx 600 discs in thin sleeves between the two units.

Any and all ideas appreciated. I am out of space on the main level to store any additional units or storage cabinets and anything else new will need to be stored in a basement that is between 40 and 57 degrees on average. The disc stored there will be older archive discs that are not in current use and the ones I am currently using or still adding to will be upstairs on main level.

Something on wheels would be a plus but not mandatory.

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Old Feb 25, 2010, 5:31 AM   #2
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Actually, I can't think of anything better. Most CD Storage units are for storing jewel cases, and since you only use the enveolpes, they wouldn't necessarily suit you.

My only concern is storing these cases in your basement. I presume you're using silica gel packets in these cases. I might use one of those "Climate Controlled" Self-Storage places, instead of my basement.
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Basements are usually very moist areas. I would highly suggest using a large dehumidifier (can find at Lowes/Home Depot) in the basement and use Silica Gel (can be found online: http://www.*********************) in the boxes/containers to help keep your items moisture free (no mold, mildew, etc.).
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My only concern is storing these cases in your basement. I presume you're using silica gel packets in these cases. I might use one of those "Climate Controlled" Self-Storage places, instead of my basement.
I have a can of raid damp and I am going to order some of those packets this weekend

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Standard DVDs and CDs have a very short life. I've had CD's fail to read after 5 years. I've just bought a spindle of Verbatim's new 100 year archival DVDs ... much cheaper than Kodak's.
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