I was wondering if anybody knows what the durability is of quality cdr media like Plextor (which is Taiyo Yuden I believe) and MMore (which uses its own Protection System against UV). Which is the best one when it comes to durability of data by the way?
What I want to know, are these media safe for backup of important data, like once written will the data stay on there forever if you handle your media with care (keep it well in its case in a dry place etc…), or is it so that after some years the data will become less readible or something, even with those quality brands?! Anybody knows more about this cause I want to know if it cdr media is safe for backup of important data.
Oh, and what about the durability of single and double layer (!) dvd media? Which brands and types (dvd+r, dvd-r, dvd+rw, etc…) are recommended?!
PS: in an article here they mention regarding cdr media that the dye that holds the information is unstable and that time alone will cause the dye to fade or to grow opaque. That doesn’t sound great! They also mention that apparently certain manufacturers claim durability of 100 year (well, that’s enough for me) but the article doubts this so what about all this?! Which manufacturers claim this by the way cause I have never seen that mentioned? Anybody has any other info about all this cause I would really like to know more about this?!
Anybody knows any safer media to backup important data to by the way? A harddisk has a limited lifespan (how long?) I believe so that’s not it, so what do you do with your most important data?!