With sadness I’ve noticed that most of the quality media I’ve tested / age-tested myself is not for sale anymore and my stockpiles have run out.
Now I’m looking for decent replacements.
Requirements: single layer DVD+R/-R in spindles of 50 or more and not costing more than 0.2EUR/piece. Must have wide compatibility with modern burners, good initial burn quality AND decent longevity.
Based on my own tests I’ve pruned my options down to the following three:
Maxell silver-topped 16x DVD+R, YUDEN000T03
Maxell Xtreme Protek 16x DVD-R, MXL RG04
Panasonic 16x DVD+R, RICOHJPNR03
SVP is just an example shop, I’m not rooting for them, or saying they are the cheapest - in fact, they probably are NOT.
I’ve looked at the burn rates for these and I’ve tested some earlier prints of the same media codes myself, but as we know this doesn’t mean much these days.
So, I’m soliciting for comments on quality, compatibility and longevity, if anybody has used a bigger quantity of any of the above.
In worst case I’ll buy all three and do my own testing, although longevity tests are now out of the question.
P.S. I’ve excluded Sony, TDK, Ritek, CMC, MBIA and many others, because they just do not age well in my tests.