White printable more durable?

The silver on some of my older CD-R media has begun to flake. This is in at least some part due to my negligence, but irregardless, I’m wondering if white printable media would offer greater protection. ie wouldn’t the extra layer provide some extra protection against abrasion?

Peeling or flaking reflective layers is a sign of poor quality media. Whether it has a printable coating or not won’t change the fact if it’s poorly made.

That said, a printable coating will help protect against scratches and the like, but probably not much help against separation.

Agreed. But if you buy a printable Verbatim or TY CD-R, it’s most likely going to be a little stronger than one with just a shiny silver finish. Those silver ones are weak, even when under the TY brand.

+1 to the above.