[QUOTE=James424;2591617]I need discs for long term back up. Bought them because I always had good luck with Verbatim and was out of TY’s. Although these discs read and spec. great they are worthless if they don’t last . In the past I have had CMC MAG.s corrupt after only 6mos…and swore never to touch them again! I will never buy another Verbatim disc if this is what they are selling. Guess I will have to wait for my TY’s and give these to my kids.[/QUOTE]
By all means stick with Taiyo Yuden media. Beginning in 2008 I’ve used Taiyo Yuden 8x Premium Line DVD-R media (TYG02) in all my Panasonic, Magnavox, Philips, Toshiba and PYE recorders.
When good quality media is desired for use with my CopyPal duplicator or computer back-up I use 16x Verbatim AZO Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) series DVDs, 16x Taiyo Yuden (TYG03), or 16x Maxell (Ritek) media. I’m also having good results with 16x DataRight (Moser Baer) media from India. For routine short life material I use Verbatim Life Series, Magnavox or TDK media, these last three 16x DVDs are manufactured by China Magnetics Corporation (CMC).
The first photo shows the retail store spindle labeling of the Verbatim Life Series (CMC) at the left and Verbatim AZO (MCC) Series (the cartridge points to the AZO logo) in the middle. The JVC/Taiyo Yuden TYG02 “cake box” is seen at the right.
The second photo shows examples of Verbatim Life Series and Magnavox CMC AMG3 media purchased at Office Max.