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Best "Archival" DVD-/+R

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I know "archival" and "DVD" is a bit of an oxymoron, but I'm asking anyways. It's been years since I've done any research on media, and searching through google it's really hard to get any good info because there is simply too muchinformation, most bad.

Three years ago, the generally accepted rankings were:

Mitsui Gold > Mitsui Silver > Taiyo Yuden >> Everything Else

Is this still true? Also, is there a reason that Mitsui Silver media is now on par with TY on price?
post #2 of 19
Never heard of Mitsui Gold, but searchi ng through different forums, Taiyo Yuden as well as other Japanese DVDs seem to be the best ones.
post #3 of 19
it's all about how you store your dvds......not who makes them.....that being said, don't buy the cheapest ones you can find.
post #4 of 19
I operate a digital archive, and the DVD-Rs we use are Taiyo Yudin from supermediastore They're dependable and consistent. For dual layer, Verbatim is the best.

See ya
Steve
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post #6 of 19
Another vote here for TY from Supermediastore. They're the only brand I use for my personal backup needs.
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ok, thanks for the advice. Are dual-layer DVDs still horrible reliability wise?
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Chu View Post
Ok, thanks for the advice. Are dual-layer DVDs still horrible reliability wise?
Yes, and expensive.

Taiyo Yuden FTW.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Chu View Post
Ok, thanks for the advice. Are dual-layer DVDs still horrible reliability wise?

What's wrong with them? I've never had a problem...

GAD
post #10 of 19
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What's wrong with them? I've never had a problem...

GAD
Me neither TBH but they have a higher failure rate according to teh internet. I looked i nto it about a month ago on a few of teh dedicated forums and things where they test these things thorougly . Can't remember much but TY is at the top of the hill for reliability and DL discs were not as reliable.
post #11 of 19
Another vote for Taiyo Yuden.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Chu View Post
Ok, thanks for the advice. Are dual-layer DVDs still horrible reliability wise?
Depends on the brand. I don't do a lot of backing up to DL disks because of the cost, but I have yet to get stuck with a coaster using Verbatim DVD+R DL. I've burned and verified hundreds of them.

See ya
Steve
post #13 of 19
I've never had a coaster with Verbatim DVD-R or DVD+R.
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post #15 of 19
what's the difference among the various TY dvd-rs? what's premium white, premium silver, thermal lacquer? and others? TIA
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