G'damn, that's added a smidgen more confusion, but not to worry, the parity palaver is now understood. So really parity data is like an insurance gesture when you damage a car, say - if your disc gets damanged, it might be repairable, just like car might be.
But of a quirky idea to think about, but works just the same :flower:
Certainly, I will run a test just to nail everything. But my word, I've used cheap discs for years now, and this is the only real serious failure I've had! Lesson learnt? Avoid Plasmon like the plague. Which shouldn't be too hard, since near enough all cheap manufacturers are occupied by CMC, which for me no matter what brand they are, CMC Mags have always worked flawlessly.
But from now on, I will keep an eye on my data. Can't let more duff discs pull the rug from underneath me :a
Just a quick PS note. How long is a lifetimes guarentee of a CD? I mean, I got some ASDA CD-Rs (CMC MAG) last year, which said they had a lifetime guarentee on them, but being ASDA and cheap discs, how far should this guarentee extend? Certainly no more than a few years.
The two batches I got this time were identical, but a different redesign where this time the lifetime guarentee had been removed and the text rearranged. Should this set alarm bells ringing? :eek: