Probably some three years ago I purchased a lot of Ridata 8x DVD+r DL blanks. In the past year I have had an increasing number of burn failures on these disk. Now, the drives that I have been attempting to burn on are also aged and have seen lots of burns.
So my question is two fold.
Is it possible that these blanks have gone bad in storage? I do not see how that could be - so thought I would post to the experts here.
Conversely, is it possible that the drives have worked past their useful life? I do not run head cleaning as often as the cleaner manufacturers would have me do. Rather, my practice has been to clean heads after a burn failure, then reburn. That practice has worked well in the past - now a clean seems to be ineffectual.
Part of the reason I wonder about the media itself is that I have experienced essentially the same burn issue on a brand new Blu-Ray burner. So what should I conclude?