Cheap Media - Cons?

vbimport

#1

I have backed up several movies on AN31 DVD-Rs that all seem to work fine. They play without any problems on my Apex AD-5131 DVD Player as well as on my computer. Are there still negatives to using this cheap media?
What I mean is - will these backups still work in a few years? The DVDs that I burned using the same media a few months ago still play fine.

What about the crappy DVD+RWs media code INFODISCA10 that I’m using for hard drive dumps (not for important backups)? Will those still work in a few years? Why would using more expensive media be better when the DVDs I’m using now appear to work fine.

Thanks,
-Jonathan.


#2

Who knows, but if youre using cheap crap like AN31 dont expect it to last the tests of time, i certainly wouldnt trust it.


#3

alot of cheap discs will play fine today, but will be dead within a year

i wouldn’t use cheap media for anything

it is just a waste of time and money

the materials are very cheap and they are manufactured very cheaply so they just don’t last


#4

Yup, that is what error rate scans help to predict. Which DVD Writer do you have BTW Jman999?


#5

With some cheap media, you can see the debonding line around the center of the hub. I’ve seen this with cheap, pressed media, too.


#6

I’m using an NEC 2500A burner flashed with Herrie’s DL Burning Firmware.
I think I just might order that 100 pack of Ty for important stuff. Either that or trip to Best Buy.

-Jonathan


#7

Garbage in = Garbage out.

But you’re lucky that you have an NEC drive - nothing else currently comes close in terms of compatibility with cheap media.

Regards,
TerminalVeloCD