I know about the importance of good media and slow burning. I'm using a 16x HP DVD-burner with Verbatim 1x-4x DVD-R discs, but the lowest I can burn is 4x or sometimes 2.4x (even if I select 1x or 2x). These 4x burns seem pretty reliable. A few games skip slightly in cutscenes, but these do not always happen in the same spot so I'm guessing it's just my ps2 laser struggling here and there. For instance, if I'm playing a SMT: Nocturne backup that's pretty much flawless one hour in, is it safe to assume the entire game was copied fine? I'm vaguely concerned that my 4x copies are lacking, just based on things I've seen on this site. Do these backups wear out very quickly, and will my 4x backups somehow be more likely to crap up? I'd like to think that these are just as durable as the games themselves.