Is this Verbatim media [MCC 03RG20 ] good for Long Term Archiving?

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#1

hi

i just got spindle of 25 Verbatim 16x DVD-R [The orange pack] made in Taiwan

i need to know if this disks are good for for Long Term Archiving ,and will it last long ?

and what is best burn speed for it ? [My DVD drive is asus ]

Basic Information

Disc type: : DVD-R
Book Type : DVD-R
Manufacturer: : Verbatim
MID : MCC 03RG20
Write speeds: : 4 X - 8 X - 10 X - 12 X - 16 X
Blank Capacity : 4.38 GB
: 4488 MB
: 4706076672 bytes
Extended Information
Layers : 1
Usage : General
Copyright protection : -
Recorder information
Disc Status : Empty
Raw Data
Pre-recorded Information in Lead-in (0Eh)
0000 - 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 85 0D 0E 88 9A 80 00 - .@…R…
0010 - 03 4D 43 43 20 30 33 00 04 52 47 32 30 20 20 00 - .MCC.03…RG20…
0020 - 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 06 09 0B 14 87 78 90 00 - …x…
0030 - 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 08 13 0D 11 0C 08 00 - …
0040 - 09 95 07 0E 0B 78 88 00 0A A0 00 20 00 20 10 00 - …x…
0050 - 0B 06 1A 17 86 67 85 00 0C 99 AB 3A 83 20 32 00 - …g…:…2.
0060 - 0D 00 00 D0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 B8 00 91 7C - …|


#2

Hi magidkaiser,
welcome to the forum! :flower:
Verbatims are one of the best media you can get. I recommend burning them at 8x or 12x speed.


#3

[QUOTE=magidkaiser;2529706]
i just got spindle of 25 Verbatim 16x DVD-R

i need to know if this disks are good for for Long Term Archiving ,and will it last long ?
[/QUOTE]

The DVD-R system is mainly designed for video (dvd-movie recorders/players) and not for data, I would strongly recommend using only DVD+R for data backup.


#4

[QUOTE=woppr;2529737]The DVD-R system is mainly designed for video (dvd-movie recorders/players) and not for data, I would strongly recommend using only DVD+R for data backup.[/QUOTE]

what if i using DVD-r for data like photos and mp3 and games is it real problem ? please tell me :frowning:


#5

[QUOTE=magidkaiser;2529923]what if i using DVD-r for data like photos and mp3 and games is it real problem ? please tell me :([/QUOTE]
No, it’s no problem at all. There are no significant differences between a DVD-R and DVD+R format.


#6

[QUOTE=pepst;2529927]No, it’s no problem at all. There are no significant differences between a DVD-R and DVD+R format.[/QUOTE]In practice, there are minor differences (compatibility with older DVD Video standalones (DVD+R bitsetting vs. DVD-R); DVD-R have a slightly larger capacity) but it’s unlikely that you will run into any problems. :slight_smile:


#7

Here’s a scan of one I just came across that was burned in 2007. Found this thread when Googling MCC 03RG20. Draw your own conclusion!