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Difference in Taiyo Yuden DVD-Rs

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by Shatter, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Shatter

    Shatter Member

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    What is the difference in Taiyo Yuden White Inkjet Printable 8X DVD-R Media and Taiyo Yuden 8X DVD-R Media silver thermal printable? Why is one more expensive than the other. I am looking for the best lifespan in a disc. I need to back files which I don't want to loose.
     
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    I haven't had much experience with the data retention of either for DVD-R media and have only used the TY white injet printable and silver lacquer...no silver thermal from TY.

    I am assuming they are similar to the CD-R coatings thus any printable disc coating is better than just a silver lacquer for protection(that extra layer really helps). For the old CD-R media I found that the thermal printable coatings were superior for data retention/protection. The actual data retention was dependant on the dye/manufactuer/writer combination and for that I was using the Mitsui gold on gold. These were thermal printable gold surfaces with gold dye. I still occasionally use the data I burned on those back in the late 90's and have had zero problems. Be sure that you store the discs seperately(not on a spindle). I use special univenture safety sleeves or individual slim jewel cases to avoid scratches or any damage to either side of the discs.

    I would reccommend the thermal printable surface coatings as they seem to be more durable.
     
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    P.S. the price difference is due to the difficulty in manufacturing costs for each type of surface coating. The TY DVD-R white injet printable surfaces seem softer and can be scratched off far easier than the thermal printable surfaces(of the CD-R media I have). The injet-printable surfaces seem to be more porus to allow the absorption of the ink while the thermal coatings seem like a addional layer of lacquer with a matte finish.
     
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    Thanks for the info. It really helps. Where do you get those sleeves and cases?
     

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