Aging and older DVD media scans

Platinum 8x DVD+R / CMC MAG E01
Manufactured in 03/2006

Burned 11 years ago with LG GSA-4163B @8x

Today you will have a hard time to get media which is better directly after burn

Sierra 8x DVD-R / DAXON008S

Burned 12 years ago

The PIF clusters are big scratches

Writer: NEC AD-3530A
Firmware ?
Media: Octron DVD-R 8x
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: ?
Burned 2006
Scanned 2018

Yep, it G05 :wink:

Commax 8x DVD+R - burned 7 days ago and already showing possible signs of data degradation.
initial scan

Commax 8x DVD+R - burned 18 days ago. No signs of aging.
initial scan

Grundig 1-16x DVD+R burned more than 4,5 years ago.
initial scan

Emtec Gold 4x DVD-R, burned more than 4,5 years ago.
initial scan

My first posting on DVD Test Quality.
ASUS DRW-1608P , unknown firmware revision, unknown burning speed (I guess 4x).
4.08 GB (4176 MB) burned
Date Burned : 11 December 2005.
Media ID:AN31 (Anwell Precision Technology Ltd.)
Tested with my ASUS SDRW-08U7M-U A101 with Nero DiscSpeed 12
The disc is not scratched.
no hub code
stamper code: DVD-R 4X 4F063
Sold as X-DATA 4.7GB 4x DVD-R (purple color)

The screenshots say all of the above.

Not bad for a burn from 2005

SONY DVD-R 1x-8x AccuCORE (SONY08D1)
Written with PIONEER DVR-RW DVR-108 1.20 at 4x on 15 Feb 2006

Imation DVD+R 4x (CMC MAG F01)
Written with PIONEER DVR-RW DVR-108 1.20 at 4x on 2 Apr 2005

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Writer: Benq 1640
Firmware: BSHB
Media: Primedisc DVD+R 8x
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Nero 6 ?
Burned 2005

Scanned with different drives, but even the last scan show a good condition




LG GSA-4163B
Platinum DVD+R 8x RITEK R03
Burned 21.02.2006, scanned just now.

Yes, seems to be a stable media.

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LG GSA-4163B
Maxell DVD+R 16x RICOHJPN-R03-04

Burned 05.11.2007, scanned April 2017.

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Verbatim DVD+R 16x (MCC-004-00)
Written at 4x on 2 Oct 2010


Recorder: NEC ND2510A, FW. 2.15
Media: That’s Write DVD-R 8X
Recording speed: 4x
Burned: 2006
Scanned: 2018


My LiteOn eTAU108 shows Jitter only rarely.
Am I doing something wrong?

Usually with a drive it either shows jitter or does not show at all. What version of discspeed are you using? and 11.
Scanned a 4.7GB DVD-Video.
Only a small area had jitter at all. The rest did not have any purple line.
And that small area only appeared after finishing the scan.