I can’t speak for everyone but I consider Francksoy a media expert so his use for AM3’s is not even a question
Anyway he isn’t talking CD-R’s he’s talking DVD’s.
[QUOTE=SeanW;2052668]Ok, I know this is not what you want to hear, but you’re asking for trouble: As a person who has just thrown out 20 or 30 CMC MAG CD-Rs due to damage and data failure, I cannot recommend this course of action at all. Unless of course, your data is trivial.
I recently scanned with ScanDisc my entire stash of media, numbering about 250, of which 200+ were CDs the majority of them CMC MAG followed by Prodisc, Ritek, Tayio Yuden and MPO. By far the CDs worst affected by the passage of time were the CMC MAGs.
However, one thing I found is that there’s CMC MAG and there’s CMC MAG, discs under some brands did very well, while some did OK (like Memorex, where I didn’t lose any data but still had some damage), to utter crap like British company “PC Line” (2 total failures out of 10) and Lidl’s own brand Octron (burned a few years ago, all failed).
So by all means, if you get one of the “better” implementations of CMC MAG media, go with it.
However, based on my net experience with CMC MAG I will never use it again for any purpose if at all I can avoid it and I would encourage you - in the strongest possible terms - to reconsider this (mis)adventure.[/QUOTE]