Ok, I've been using several unknown brand cd-r for the last 3 years. It all began with vivastar (light blue dye) 12x, princo (light blue dye) 24x, traxdata 24x-32x-52x (silver), speer 48x, ultron 40x, akira 32x :iagree: and the latest I have are: mmore (makrolon plastic) 52x, verbatim datalife 48x and memorex 52x.
I've read here many times that TY are the best in cd-r, the problem is that they're not available here in Spain. I've seen them sometimes on an online shop I use to buy, but they aren't now, instead they claim to have Verbatim TY (fake?). Anyway other discs would be from Prodye or whichever if they aren't very expensive; I usually don't pay more than 0.24€ per disc (spindle no jewelbox). Here you have some examples:
Prodye (made with Makrolon plastic) cd-r 700MB
Prodye Carbon cd-r 700MB
Verbatim cd-r 700MB (TY)
Most manufacturers claim their products have a life up to 100 years. Well that could be if you burn the cd and then leave it in your room without giving it any use - That's not the point, I just was wondering for a standard, not too expensive cd-r that had a life time of at least, 30 or more years, using them not every day but almost. I suppose that in 10 years or not too far other storing format will have replaced the cd-r, so I will be able to back up most of my cd-r in just one disc * just wondering * :bigsmile: