At a local store today I was told by a shop assistant who fancied himself as an expert that I should steer away from high speed rated CD-R’s, and go for the slower rated disks, and burn at a slower speed. His reasoning was because the data would last longer under “normal” storage conditions than disks burned at a higher speed.
The reason I was given was because the dye strategy/crystal substrate (yes I think those were the fancy terms he tried to impress me with…:Z ) had to be made more reactive/responsive to the laser for high speed rated disks. In doing so the crystal substrate that records the laser etches has to be “softer” and therefore is less durable with time. Ok before you roll over in stitches, I’ll give the guy some credit for trying to give me an analogy :o .
Now is this complete bullenschieser ? Or is there an modicum of related truth or evidence to support this impressive story ?