So two days ago, I found out that the RiData BD-Rs I bought (for $0.80 a disc a year ago) have a shelf life about 1-year because they are Ritek RITEK-BR2-000. I was under the impression that all digital media like CD, DVDs, and BD-Rs have an essentially infinite shelf life.
So I want to buy truly long last BD-R disks. My main use for these the discs are for storing home movies which since I’m only 30 hope to have the next 50 years. We still have old VHS tapes that are 30 years old, so i dont think asking for 50 years is unreasonable.
In this forum people have suggested Verbatim, SmartBlu, and Panasonic as the best options. So with that I was wondering which of the following disks would you guys recommend.
Verbatim 6x $1.25 per disc
TDK 4x $1.32 per disc
Panasonic 4x MIJ $1.60 per disc
SmartBlu 4x $1.75 per disc
I have a 6x HP burner, so i guess i prefer 6x discs. But quality, longevity, compatibility, and price (in that order) are more important than having 6x discs. So which of these would you guys recommend, or is there another brand?