Originally Posted by jjeff
I had some no-name CDRs that had no painted surface, shinny on both sides like a Ty DVD.
Same here and out of the two dozen or so I had most will not read properly. Live ‘n’ learn I guess.
On the plus side I have hundreds of Fuji branded CDRs (no idea who makes the dye and or bonding) and these vary dating back to over 12 years old to present day and so far not a single one went bad. I usually keep around three of these in my van and rotate them so these go through some harsh (short-term) environment changes but as I said not a single one went bad so far. I do keep them stored in thin jewel boxes with no weight on top. For long term storage they sit on a shelf in my home.
Originally Posted by DigaDo
Here's something you don't see every day. This home-recorded Memorex CD-R had been on a spindle in my wife's van for some time…
I have maybe 2-dozen Memorex EDIT "MAXELL" branded CDRs. They are 12X and some 40X speed so some of them must be a few years old as new CDRs ae 48X or 52X. I treat my Memorex EDIT "MAXELL" the same way I treat my Fuji discs. The Memorex EDIT "MAXELL" discs seem OK and play fine in my van. The big thing is I don’t keep any weight on top of them and they are individually stored in their own thin jewel boxes. Although I always have a few discs in the van under harsh environment - for long term storage they are on a shelf in my home.
Some discs are total trash and no matter what you do the discs will go bad. (take the no-name CDRs that had no painted surface that both jjeff and I got suckered into buying)
BUT I believe with MOST discs careful storage and a controlled environment has a lot to do with preserving the longevity of those discs. I was taught this way back in 1980 when I started working at a TV station and working with tapes, tapes that were used on a daily bases for years after they were put into circulation.
I have no Memorex CDR discs. I was mistaken, They are MAXELL CDRs. And they go back to 12X speeds for the oldest ones. They still work good though…
I did find a few Memorex discs, see next post.