DVD Degradation

vbimport

#1

Hi I have a problem with old DVD’s that range from about 9 months old to 2 years old. The problem I get is when I burn to a DVD and the play back is fine and it all works but if I try to play it again after a while the whole disc has CRC errors all over it. I have only really noticed this with DVD-R though as I have had Datasafe CD-R’s that have been working since about 2001…

This problem happens over many brands as well as I have alot of ritek 4X discs that have got this problem as well as some verbs but not as many and 1 or 2 TDK DVD’s. I have not been using cheaper brands like Bulkpaq and Mirror for long though but did find problems with the mirror DVD’s… they are really bad with 8 discs out of 50 no longer working after 5 months. But so far with the Bulkpaq it looks good with the bulkpaq orange 8X I got lasting me 9 months now.

So what does everyone else find is the best disc for lasting a while as just now the longest lasting disc I have are Datawrite Grey 4X


#2

You will find this is normal with cheap media, and very infrequent with high quality media. Garbage in, garbage out! If it’s important, or critical, use professional grade media.


#3

Yo-

Again - Rob is absolutely correct - Good Media = Good Burns/Life - and Crap Media = Crap Burns/Life

The way and place you store your blank and burned media is also a factor - especially sunlight

Mike


#4

Hey! Thanks for the prop’s bikemike… I’ve only been doing this for about a year, but man did I do some intensive research before I started…


#5

I personally make more than one copy of important media. This way you have a backup copy incase the first disk gets physical damage, and also a backup (sealed away from UV light) that is less likely to deteriorate.