Hey Guys the place i Live i dont Find TY media at all i am thinking of Stocking Media for a year or atleast 8 to 10 months,getting TY with the help of my friend who lives in US ,thinking of ordering 4 spindles of these
just on a side note… i have some Memorex DVD+R 16x rated (CMC MAG M01) and i have about 9 or so left (2 x 50 pack spindles from best buy) and i had those 2 years ago (oct 2005 i got em) and they burn pretty much just as good as they did when i first got them and it’s safe to say these are not as good as TY/Verbatim media (atleast as far as disc quality scans are concerned) and they still burn well
so all-in-all if i where to guess i would say shelf life is NOTHING to worry about
p.s. plus my room gets fairly hot in the summer time (about 80f-ish and a little humid at times) … so my room aint exactly “optimal” storage conditions.
Wow. i’ve never given any thought to unburnt media degrading…
I have about 450 verbatim CMCMAG R01s, 30 something MAXELL 003’s.
Also waiting for 100 printable taiyos and 50 Ritek F1’s (needed something to play around with )
If media really degrades unburnt… i’m in trouble… I’ve heard the sheld life could be 2-3 years on DVD media, don’t know if this hold any truth or not
I’ve just bought Verbatim MCC004 media that was made back in 2004 and they still burn and scan as any “new” Verbatim media .
People here can tell you about their 2x media that still unburnt and the awesome results they got when burning .
I really don’t know where this “myth” came from , good TY or MCC media can last for 10+ years when burnt while they would only live up to 3 years unburnt is just plain stupid theory [B][I]UNLESS[/I][/B] there were stored in inproper conditions (ie : high humidity/extreme heat/direct sunlight/extreme cold) but then , even burnt media would also die in such conditions