RItek htl apparently better than verbatim htl?

Found a local store than sells Ritek a lot cheaper than what I can get verbatims for (which are no longer sold in my country apart from ebay) - I figured I’d ask the guy behind the counter if they’re as good as verbatim - he reckoned they’re better (And they’re usually fairly correct about things)

In either case I just bought a 10 pack because I needed to backup a single disc worth while waiting for verbatims to arrive.

Dunno how good actual charges are, but my Ritek are trash

I wouldn’t trust Ritek BD-R HTL media as only backup solution - just too many degradation horror stories in the past few years. Probably your backup will be safe for at least one year after burning, any longer period than that is gambling.