I am not a "newbie" but am having a problem that has me thoroughly confused and disgusted. I have burned many back-ups over the past year and a half and always scan them with CDSpeed2000. I never keep a disc with excessive errors or failures.
Yesterday, I was demonstrating CDSpeed to a friend when I happen to pull out some old burns (about 6 months to a year old). To my horror, all of them where scanning terribly! Not one or two but ALL of them. Media is Yuden and Maxell DVD-R (RITEK).
With many of them the disc scan would not even complete, it would just stop. I thought it might be my drive (LITE-ON SOHW 832) but disc I had backup during the week scanned great. It's as if all of my older burns have gone bad (saying that, of the ones I played on my stand alone, none failed). I know that it is believed that DVD rot is not common in burnable media, or even possible, but something is not right. In a nutshell, newer burns are fine, older burns seem to have "gone bad", at least according to CdSpeed.
They are stored in proper cases and maintained properly. Any ideas anyone???? Please help!