I use high-quality cd’s to archive important data.
I generally buy Verbatim AZO Crystal discs, but some weeks ago I puchased a few spindles of JVC (Taiyo Yuden) Premium Grade cd’s (CD-R80HSS25):
This morning I’ve discovered by pure chance that, using a sharp object, it’s very easy to remove the lacquer and reflective layers from the JVC discs. In fact these layers are just the two sides of the same thin film.
On the contrary, the Verbatim AZO Crystal discs have a crystal clear lacquer that is very hard to remove and is clearly separate from the reflective layer.
I’m not a cd expert, but the JVC Taiyo Yuden discs I purchased seem to me as a low-quality item compared to Verbatim AZO Crystal… What do you think about it? Is it safe to use the JVC Taiyo Yuden discs for archive purpose? Are the Verbatim AZO Crystal the last quality discs on the market?