Kodak Professional Disc (Gold)

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#1

I was able to find some old stock Kodak Professional Disc (Gold) media both CD-R and DVD-R made in India. The CD-R are labeled 200 Year Archival and the DVD-R 100 Year Archival. Does anyone know if these are any good?


#2

Those discs are made by Moser Baer which isn’t really know for high quality CD-R media, at least when they use their own ATIP/MID’s. Here is a study (in French, unfortunately) regarding the long term archival properties of the discs you have against other archival CD-R media from 2007-2008: http://www.archivesdefrance.culture.gouv.fr/static/2139
(https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archivesdefrance.culture.gouv.fr%2Fstatic%2F2139&edit-text= - Translated to English by Google, no images)

These discs have a Gold reflective layer as advertised and a Phthalocyanine dye. Kodak used to make really high quality discs with their Ultima (Gold) series but these MBI discs are unfortunately no match to the quality of their older media.


#3

Actually, they should be made by MAM-A in the USA with MBI ATIP or MID. NOT high quality media.


#4

The few samples that I had were actually made by MBIL and their quality was decent, but their price was outrageous and unjustified (about 3 € per piece) at the time.
If you can buy them at more realistic price, I would get them (if only just for fun).


#5

[QUOTE=pepst;2780177]The few samples that I had were actually made by MBIL and their quality was decent, but their price was outrageous and unjustified (about 3 € per piece) at the time.
If you can buy them at more realistic price, I would get them (if only just for fun).


What I found is old stock selling at discount prices. The Gold CD-R are about 4 euro and the Gold DVR-R about 5 euro per 10 disc spindle. For the same amount of money or less I can get Verbatim AZO discs. Any reason I should choose Kodak instead?


#6

Sorry for my late reply.
Personally, I would buy them at those prices. Quality wise, they should be on the same level as MII Verbatims and they (and all gold media generally) are becoming quite rare.


#7

I have always avoided made in India and always choose made in Taiwan (and made in Japan) when available. For the gold Kodak media I am not sure if I should break this rule at any price. And for Verbatim CD-R the only option last time I checked (for non-printable media) was made in China extra protection so I did not buy any.