[QUOTE=negritude;2091171]Is there anyone here, and this is especially directed at R03 fans like Dalen, who would trust RICOHJPN R03 for archiving?
I’m getting ridiculously consistent scanning and TRT results with my Office Depot branded R03s, from spindle to spindle, but I’m wondering if there is anyone out there who would trust their longevity?
Should R03 remain permanently in the everyday use category, or is there anyone out there who uses them as one of their archival medias?[/QUOTE]
I probably have 100 R03 in my backups and they seem to hold up perfectly fine. I’d bet most on my printable Ricoh’s but the cheaper Maxell’s seem fine too. Somehow i seem to prefer Verbatim for backups but have nothing bad to say about my JPN R03 (or R01 - i’d still use the R01 if they were available)