The discussion in the low speed burning thread got me interested in looking at some of my oldest backups, just to see how well they would scan. I didn’t go through all of them to find the absolute oldest, but picked one I believe was from the first batch of blank dvds I bought. Since I haven’t been at this as long as many of you, this one only goes back to Sept. 2003.
This was a Verbatim 4x dvd burned on an NEC 1300a, probably at 2.4x, since I was being careful with my first attempts.
This particular disk scans very well—I don’t think it has deteriorated at all.