[QUOTE=deanwitty;2658898]That JVC media is not actually in the same archival league as the three that I posted. TY are one of the longer lasting regular DVD-R you can get. But they have been using that word “archival” as a marketing gimmick for a bit. The best archival DVD-R, like those JVC, Verb, and Falcon are rated 100+ year. If your biggest concern is getting the hard coat and you only need a disc that is one of the longer lived regular DVD-R, there’s certainly nothing wrong with the TYs.
Interesting little tidbit. While those platinum DVD-R tested similar to Gold DVD-R in normal accelerated aging, FTI subjected them to even harsher testing where they seriously outlasted the gold variety. Pretty good bargain if you’re looking for max longevity.[/QUOTE]
Oh I see. I did some looking and fount the one you posted. The one I posted is not ISO Certified. Reckon I am sol lol. I am not going to pay them kind of prices for backup. I have gigs and gigs to backup and they cost way to much money.
So the JVC Taiyo Yuden Hardcoat disc would seem like the best way to go if you cant afford the high dollar ones. The hard coat should protect it better. Then after that the Verbatim AZO DVD+R disc or another type of JVC Taiyo Yuden. Does anyone else make disc with a hard coating at a good price like TY?
My only concern is not only the hard coating. I just thought it was interesting that both Verbatim and JVC Taiyo Yuden had the hard coating. I looked at Falcon and they have a hard coating too lol.
My main concern is getting good quality media that will last awhile. I just figured that having that hard coating would be a extra bonus and extra protection. If the Verbatim AZO DVD+R or some other brand will last as long as the TY hardcoat then that’s fine with me.