It has been months since I'm scanning my burned DVDs with Nero CD-DVD Speed and get the number of errors and failures, helping me compare media together, but I haven't been able to interpret them well.
I want to know something:
Considerinag that the most important factor for me is the longevity of data stored on a DVD and I don't care about how fast the data on a DVD can be read or how well it's doing in benchmarks, what is the most important factor for me?
The only thing that I care about is being able to extract every file on a DVD after years of burning it,so I wanna ask:
1. How much reliable the quality score in Nero CD-DVD Speed is? Can I trust it in comparing Data longevity of two medias together?
2. Comparing different types of errors that the program reports, which one has the most influence in data longevity? For example I want to give you 2 examples, both are cheap but acceptable quality media in my country. The first one, "GR8", is a good media which gives more PIF but less PIE. The second one is a "T-GATE" DVD-R which is a cheap, but better than average media(like GR8 and the same price), it scans with really low PIFs, but the number of PIEs is seiously higher than GR8.
GR8 says it's a 8X disk but I burned it with 4X speed because of what BenQ QSuite program told me, and T-GATE says it's 16X but I burned it in 8X, again because of QSuite recommendation.
I wanna ask you pros that if you didn't have any other factors to care about and wanted to choose one of these two, only based on these scans which one would you choose and why?
If there's any other thread which educates this well I'll be grateful to be directed.
Thanks a lot and sorry for the long post.