I think I’m gonna get a nec 3520a for my unix system as a backup device. I’d like to order a box of 25 or 50 RW (either +/- - not sure it matters) to use as
media. I’ll be formatting the disk as a ufs filesystem and storing files. I don’t really care about speed (aka 2.4x is fine with me - it’ll do the backup while I sleep) but I do care about reliability (no errors on burn) and moderate durability (aka 4 or 5 years of shelf life would be nice).
I’ll likely get the drive at newegg and was thinking either the ridata 4x -rw or 2.4x +rw. But I’m open to suggestions - they even have fuji 4x rw (but they are 1.70 a disk).