dpippin wrote:however we can determine what media and manufacture is best for longevity/storage by the manufacturing methods and material used by the different companies.
A little Quality Assurance? Sure, that goes a long way. Like in any business, reputation is everything. If you want specific brands, take a look at Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim, Kodak (if you can find them anymore), and Mitsui (the older Mitsui discs). These brands have earned very good reputations in the CD-R business. I haven't tested any DVD-/+R discs yet, so I can't respond there.
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