The problem is local market is flooded with duplicate Sony DVD drives. So I have to be very strict with my vendor and even wait for some time, maybe 2 months to finish the current lot in market.
In 2 pcs, one in office and one in home, I have 2 DVD drives.
Lyte-on had some problem with Taiyo Yuden (JVC) DVD+R, so I installed another drive, this time Sony. So incase if one drive is not compatible, then there is another as a backup.
I also have HP DVD drive, which works better, but I remember sony gives better performance.
I have some discourses, which even the ashram (spiritual foundation), which is run by careless volunteers do not have, e.g. a set of 26 cassettes recorded in 1989. It took time for me to know how to convert it to .wav and then to mp3 using voice recording feature of neo audio, best conversion tool is have found for mp3 - wav conversion.
This is the reason I have same copies in 2 USB HDD, 2 copies in internal HDD and one Verbatim Gold Archival DVD-R and JVC Gold Archival DVD+R
I take care of finances myself, so that I do not have to depend upon others and can work independently.
I do not want o loose these discourses, as I consider them to be very valuable and it may change a person's life.
That's why I am very concerned, and try to follow everything your geeks say, like keeping DVD vertical, have silica gel (for moisture absorption), good quality DVD albums, like Trio and Case Logic. they have good quality of cloth, burn at 4x speed, etc
Is there anything that i am missing? Please let me know
Thanks and Regards