Tried running CDR Identifier on my Windows 2000 machine with Plextor ripper and Lite-On burner. As soon as I run CDR Identifier, the system reboots. I guess there's some ASPI layer problem (or some other thing I don't understand). That shows that I truly am a Newbie.
So I checked the inscription on the hub of my HP discs. It is:
CD-R 80 CPLHM3250 0214
The CPLHM evidently identifies this as a CMC disc.
That's not good news to me.
I've burned over a hundred of these HP/CMC discs to create my music archive. People in these forums don't think the CMCs are very good for archiving, due to longevity problems.
So I guess I should switch to Taiyo Yuden. As a Newbie, I don't know where/how to buy these. It looks like all the TYs use the same dye, but have different reflective layers. Which do I choose? Then there are versions for printing with different printers. I'm probably not even going to write on them, so what difference does that make???
And will I get the same quality if I buy Fujifilm/TY, instead of straight TY??