Ta ta ta. . Nein nein nein!
Only degrading discs I reported are: RITEK G04 (all brands except Traxdata), RITEK G05 (all brands), MBIPG101 R04 (Ricoh-branded only) and TDK003 (TDK).
G05: extremely fast degradation
G04: fast degradation after an initial period of apparent stability of about 6-8 months
Ricoh silver MBI: fast degradation
TDK003: rather slow degradation, but definitly significant.
As I’ve used up til now at least 17 different types of discs, including some rather crappy models from Datasafe/Datawrite, I don’t think my storing is a problem at all. Actually, [B]most of my discs don’t show the slightest sign of degradation [/B] (detailed report upcoming BTW, ASAP ). Including these crappy cheap discs!
back to topic…
About these TTH02, had the same issue, extremely high PIE values (>120) in all my scanners, I already mentioned three months ago (more or less) that I stopped recommending TDK media because of this (I personally think they’ve been, in the past, manufacturing among the finest media available). Mine work 100% OK and seem to be stable, though. Just that I don’t like to have such high BLER from rather expensive media.