i’ve heard another person say that his 1 year old khypermedia disc is not readable anymore. He kept the cd in a cd wallet and never touched it. Why does this happen?
I just bought a cheapass pack of 40x khypermedia discs from Officemax. But really, they can barely touch 24x speeds on my 40x LiteOn burner. And still, they can’t maintain 24x, and actually dip below 12x during the last third of the disc. You can hear SmartBurn kicking in many times.
So, when I back up my mp3’s, I burn the shit at 8x speed and verify the data. But does this mean that I will have a good chance of having a disc that is readable years later? (99% of the time, I don’t ever touch the disc again after I burn the mp3s onto it. I keep them in their own jewel cases.)
I have old imation discs that I burnt at 4x 3 years ago. they seem to be good.
But I wonder about discs nowadays…