[QUOTE=SilverBlade2k;2625109]I’m really new into burning Blu-Ray discs (only got my burner this week).
So far, I’ve purchased Verbatim Hub Printable 6X BD-R, but I want to keep these for movie backups only, as I’ve researched that these are the most reliable for movie playback.
Is there a brand of printable BD-R that is reliable for data use, but isn’t as expensive as the Verbatim’s I got?[/QUOTE]
You didn’t mention what you paid for the Verbs. Good choice.
I’ve burned most of the brands out there and tested for good video playback, your Verbs and the Smartblu’s Kerry linked to have been the most reliable for burn quality and playback performance in the $2.00/ea. or less IJP category. The SmartBlu print surface is FTI’s, one of the best. They are wide sputtered like the Verbs(not clear behind the hub print area).
The Smartblu’s have also been subjected to accelerated aging tests that indicate they may be one of the better choices for long term data storage(my own are looking great coming up to 2 years). They are essentially Made in Japan TDK 4x BD-R’s, one of the few discs that I don’t see longevity complaints about and have seen reports of like-new performance after 2 years. I would not risk my data to anything else in this price range, too many people are reporting disc failures at 1-2 years out with the alternatives.