I have STF, but can’t find any conclusive answers, so here goes;
I’ve got some early (and quite cheap) DVD-R’s, I recorded on them from about 3.5 to 2.5 years ago on a Pioneer DVR-104. I’ve since chaned to a NEC-3500A, and I tried to read a 3.5 Year old one and it wouldn’t even see the disc.
The Manufacturer ID on the discs is VIVISTAR (ok, I’ve never heard of them either). In my defence, I’m sure that these discs were advertised as RITEKG03’s which I thought were ok, and a couple of the discs from the same cake-box do have the RITEKG03 ID, but I digress.
Can anyone offer any help or advice on reading faded DVD’s? Can anyone recommend a good reader/writer that may work? I realise I’m clutching at straws, but the data is unique and the backup is on the same media (at the time I hadn’t heard of DVD’s fading, I though they were permenant )
Thanks for you help