Still no more answers ? Hope I didn’t scare you with my hands down approach to the question.
For the record, I have read some of those software tests and such on the stickies. IMHO they’re just not conclusive enough, or maybe what I need is a fortune teller who’ll tell me what DVDR’s will last the most and how much exactly is that in years.
I agree about the user part. I’m safe enough about all the basic precautions with the exception of the EXACT industry presumed environment temperature and humidity levels and I somewhat doubt lots of people will build a temperature and humidity regulated electronic vault just to store their personal use DVD’s.
Other than that… what should I think about when buying a DVDR if want it to last as much as possible ? Should I bite the bullet and try to go for those which get better inconclusive software tests ? Or just shut up and buy myself some expensive Verbatim and ignore other brands which could be as good or even better for a fraction of the price ?
I don’t actually need the theoretical life spawn which this type of media is supposed to have. I’ll be perfectly satisfied with 30 to 40 years. Will your excellencies the media manufacturers allow me that or are they all too busy making sure that the media will be as crappy as possible and degrade as fast as possible so they can sell more and force people to migrate faster to new standards ?
Questions, questions, questions.