BD-R media for archival purposes?


#1

I so far kept away from burning blu-ray media, but with prices approaching the prices of DVD media (per GB) I am tempted to give them a try (after buying a blu-ray writer). How good are for example the Verbatim 25GB BD-R (HTL) 6x media?


#2

For me personally single layer and Panasonic or M-Disc are the only viable choices. I consider Verbatim HTL as second choice only.

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#3

[QUOTE=sengork;2788394]For me personally single layer and Panasonic or M-Disc are the only viable choices. I consider Verbatim HTL as second choice only.

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I am not aware of a source for Panasonic media and the cost of M-Disc media last time I checked was unreasonably high (for me).


#4

What Verbatim 6x would you get? Original VERBATIMe Verbatim Data Life Plus or CMCMAGBA5 Data Life (without Plus)?
Panasonic media is available @ ebay.


#5

If you do decide on Verbatim make sure it has the MABL markings.

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#6

[QUOTE=sengork;2788447]If you do decide on Verbatim make sure it has the MABL markings.

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On Verbatim’s website I only noticed some BD-R media in jewel cases (5 and 10 pack) with MABL markings. I did not notice any spindles and these are labeled as Datalife.


#7

You’ve to look for their so-called professional media, e.g. #43743 & #43738:
http://www.verbatim.de/de/prod/bd-r-25gb-6x-wide-white-thermal-printable-25-pack-spindle-no-id-brand-43743/
http://www.verbatim.de/de/prod/bd-r-sl-25gb-6x-wide-printable-25-pack-spindle-no-id-brand-43738/
those should be VERBATIMe media BD-Rs.
The “normal” ones are CMCMAGBA5 (still pretty good though).


#8

[QUOTE=Oinker;2788453]You’ve to look for their so-called professional media, e.g. #43743 & #43738:
http://www.verbatim.de/de/prod/bd-r-25gb-6x-wide-white-thermal-printable-25-pack-spindle-no-id-brand-43743/
http://www.verbatim.de/de/prod/bd-r-sl-25gb-6x-wide-printable-25-pack-spindle-no-id-brand-43738/
those should be VERBATIMe media BD-Rs.
The “normal” ones are CMCMAGBA5 (still pretty good though).[/QUOTE]

Where do you see the MABL markings on the above media?


#9

I’m not sure where these unlabled discs have any because they don’t seem to come with the usual logos on the label, but they’re Data Life Plus discs, the “normal”/Data Life (without Plus) are CMC discs, so this should be other media code BD-Rs.


#10

[QUOTE=Oinker;2788456]I’m not sure where these unlabled discs have any because they don’t seem to come with the usual logos on the label, but they’re Data Life Plus discs, the “normal”/Data Life (without Plus) are CMC discs, so this should be other media code BD-Rs.[/QUOTE]

DataLifePlus discs are only printable?


#11

The 25 packs seem to printables only, I haven’t seen others yet.


#12

Verbatim BD-R as shown below are fine (hard Coat - MAB*L). Also if you can find JVC made by Taiyo Yuden would be another very good choice. Of course nothing comes close to an M-Disc as far as archiving is concerned.


#13

[QUOTE=seven8;2788462]Verbatim BD-R as shown below are fine (hard Coat - MAB*L). Also if you can find JVC made by Taiyo Yuden would be another very good choice. Of course nothing comes close to an M-Disc as far as archiving is concerned.[/QUOTE]

I am aware of the above Verbatim BD-R media, but as discs in jewel cases cost more, I was asking about spindles. Not sure if I can find JVC/Taiyo Yuden media.


#14

They are available in spindles as well :iagree:


#15

Haven’t seen the 50 pack of those here yet, what Verbatim number is that? #43838 is the 50 pack of CMCMAGBA5 discs, so what are these?


#16

[QUOTE=seven8;2788487]They are available in spindles as well :iagree:[/QUOTE]

The package of the 50 pack in the second picture looks like the package of DVD media made in India. Where are these made?


#17

Mine are made in Taiwan - 10 disc spindle, double layer BD-R. Same goes for the box-version BD-R I got. Both versions are original Verbatim with a Disc ID: VERBAT - IMf - 000
For the pictures above I am not sure since pictures are from the web.