I have been trying for a few days to simulate damage to a DVD. I took a yudeen000 TO2 which had a nero quailty scam of 99% and using some marker pens and a set of keys did a liitle damage. Sure enough the scan are now horrible BUT so far I have been unable to to realistically damage the disk to the degree that data can not be restored.
All of this got me to thinking - Is it possible for a home user to do anything to realistically test how DVDs are likely to wera over time ? I have left the disk in bright sun light for 3 days now and still I can restore the data.
Any thought ? leave it in water for a week ?