: ) Yes, your concern is valid however all data on the discs is within range of the current software, ie older versions of the same software (Adobe Creative Suite). Additionally, there are images, sound files, movies, fonts etc all within 'current' parameters. So, given that all of these files are within a set filing format (all within labeled dockets etc) my concern remains ripping all the discs as quickly and efficiently as possible. Once ripped to a single HD...they will (hopefully) all maintain their respective docket numbers and can therefore be searched according to docket/file etc. Thus removing the need to manually search through hundreds of discs for a single file...and also easing the process of backing up the data.
Again, my concern is not if they are usable...they are. I need an efficient mode of transfer.