Scans of aging and older CD media

Octron CD-R 16x

Burned 15 years ago with Sony CRX-175A1 @16x



Platinum CD-R 40x
Burned 14 years ago with LiteOn LTR-48125S @48x



Precision CD-R 24x

Burned 15 years ago with Sony CRX-175A1 @24x



Lifetec CD-R 48x
Burned 14 years ago with LiteOn LTR-48125S @48x



All in all very surprised about the longevity of Ritek CD-Rs.

Fujifilm CD-R 650MB 8x / green dye

Burned 16 years ago with ?



Non-branded CD, manufactured by Lead Data. Dark green recording dye.

MID:97m26s50f
Recorder and recording speed unknown.
Date recorded: 5 Jun 1998
Date scanned: 22.09.2017
Samsung SH-224FB can do full data transfer without slowdowns.

Scan from another drive:

Maxell CD-R 74XL - 650 MB, Made in Japan by Hitachi-Maxell Ltd. Green/blue recording dye.

MID: 97m25s22f
Recorder and recording speed unknown
Date recorded: 26 Sep 1998
Date scanned: 22.09.2017

That is 19 years old disc.

Scan results from another drive:

CMC Magnetics, dark blue recording dye

MID: 97m26s61f
Recorder and recording speed unknown
Date recorded: 11 Jun 1999
Date scanned: 22.09.2017

Plasmon
MID: 97m27s18f
Recorder and recording speed unknown
Date recorded: cca. 2004
Date scanned: 22.09.2017

Taiyo Yuden (branded as Plextor CR-R 48x)
MID: 97m24s01f
Recorder and recording speed unknown
Date recorded: cca. 2005
Date scanned: 22.09.2017

Lots of light scratches on the surface.

Platinum CD-R 40x

Burned 14 years ago with LiteOn LTR-48125S @48x



Silver Cirlcle CD-R Multispeed

Burned 15 years ago with ?



Platinum CD-R Multispeed

Burned 15 years ago with MSI DragonWriter MS-8348 @48x



Fujifilm CD-R 52x
Made In Germany

Burned 14 years ago with LiteOn LTR-48125S @24x



Lifetec CD-R Multispeed
97m15s37f / Nan-Ya

Burned 12 years ago



Lifetec CD-R Multispeed

Burned 13 years ago



Lifetec CD-R 52x

Burned 14 years ago





Verbatim CD-R 48x
Manufactured 06/2002

Burned 14 years ago



Lifetec CD-R 24x

Burned 15 years ago with Sony CRX175A1 @24x



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Looks excellent!