Before you think Ricoh media is immune to the lifespan issues that plague Ritek, I should show you these before and after scans of Sony branded RICOHJPNR01:
above burned late may/early June 2005
above is the same disc scanned early March, 2006
I have 2 other Sony RICOHJPNR01 like this.
re: bonding, it's quite unusual for Ritek to be poorly bonded. In fact Ritek media is usually the best bonded in the industry. Interestingly, it's Taiyo Yuden and Maxell are often two of the worst. :eek: