hi, i am using a nec3550a for burning, primarily at 8x for best archival quality. i am concerned about some 8x g02's i found on the internet, because of the low price (29c/disc) and the fact that this media code has been produced for a long time now. how do i know that they were not produced more than a year ago? (which would affect write/archival quality..)
Taiyo Yuden Premium 8X DVD-R Media Silver Thermal Lacquer in Cake Box Spindle (Premium Line)
Product Code: DVD01X0165
Manufacturer: Taiyo Yuden - Made In Japan
Media ID: TYG02
Mfr part #: DVD-R47ZZSB8
i know the 16x are newer, but they are more expensive and it would not make much sense for me to buy 16x when i burn mostly at 8x anyway.
ALSO, since they are dvd-r's not dvd+r's, can i still expect good quality and archival life from these ty's?