Hey Guys, I want some opinions on how things should go for my next set of longevity tests. Here's what I've got so far:
- Discs will be burned at tested (intial tests) between August 22st and 27th of 2006
- Discs will be tested on a BenQ DW1640 running BSLB firmware, and a LiteON 1635S running a firmware yet to be determined (possibly YV6H for DVDScan compatability). 1 disc from each media type will also be tested on a CATS media tester.
- The drives testing the media will have "static firmwares", meaning they will not be changed throughout the course of the 2 year project.
- 26 media types will be tested
- 5 discs of each media type will be burned
- 3 discs of the 5 burned will be used for the longevity test
- 2 discs of the 5 may be used for alternative "accelerated longevity" tests, pending whether or not I can find a good way of handling it. (looking less likely at this point)
- Discs will be tested every 6 months, and checked for degridation
- All results will be posted on CDRlabs, along with my comments regarding the quality and consistancy of the tested media.
- The testing software used for testing with the BenQ will be Nero CD/DVD Speed (version 4.51.1)
- The software testing software used for testing with the LiteON is still to be determined (K-Probe, and DVDScan most likely)
- The discs will be burned on a BenQ DW1650, Pioneer DVR-111D, and Panasonic DVD Recorder (DMRES25S).
- The discs will be burned on the BenQ and LiteON drives will be in DVD-Video format, burned using Nero CD/DVD Speed's image burning function
- The media burned on the BenQ and Pioneer drives will be burned at the rated speed of the media, or the closest available speed if the rated speed is not available on that drive. The Panasonic Recorder will record at real time.
- The temperature and Humidity will be recorded during the course of the study.
Now, what I still need to decide is the following (and comments/suggestions are welcome and appreciated):
- Which disc should be sent in to be tested on the CATS? Only one disc of each media type can be tested. (still deciding this, any suggestions?)
All media to be used in this study has been finalized. The media details are shown below:
Sample# / Disc Type / MID Code / Stamper Code / Serial Number
A1 / Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD+R / YUDEN000T03 / TH001333 0101 / 5E525A506606PH
A2 / Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD+R / YUDEN000T03 / TH001333 0101 / 5E525A506605PH
A3 / Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD+R / YUDEN000T03 / TH001333 0101 / 5E525A506604PH
A4 / Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD+R / YUDEN000T03 / TH001333 0101 / 5E525A506603PH
A5 / Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD+R / YUDEN000T03 / TH001333 0101 / 5E525A506607PH
B1 / Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R / TYG03 / GH000073 0116 / 1D524A105624GH
B2 / Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R / TYG03 / GH000073 0116 / 1D524A105625GH
B3 / Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R / TYG03 / GH000073 0116 / 1D524A105626GH
B4 / Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R / TYG03 / GH000073 0116 / 1D524A105628GH
B5 / Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R / TYG03 / GH000073 0116 / 1D524A105623GH
C1 / Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R / YUDEN000T02 / TG001133 0903 / JH421L01145PG (replaced from my personal stock, I accidentily burned the previous one at 12x instead of the rated speed)
C2 / Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R / YUDEN000T02 / TG001159 0918 / FH522A103189PG
C3 / Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R / YUDEN000T02 / TG001159 0918 / FH522A103185PG
C4 / Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R / YUDEN000T02 / TG001159 0918 / FH522A103186PG
C5 / Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R / YUDEN000T02 / TG001159 0918 / FH522A103187PG
D1 / Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R / TYG02 / GG000110 0813 / LE526A101198GG
D2 / Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R / TYG02 / GG000110 0813 / LE526A101102GG
D3 / Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R / TYG02 / GG000110 0813 / LE526A101101GG
D4 / Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R / TYG02 / GG000110 0813 / LE526A101104GG
D5 / Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R / TYG02 / GG000110 0813 / LE526A101103GG
E1 / Delkin Gold Scratch Armour 4x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD4076-DVR-J47C1 / 6097D7114136 4 G FAILED!!
E1-2 / Delkin Gold Scratch Armour 4x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD4076-DVR-J47C1 / 6097D7114132 4 G (replacement for failed disc)
E2 / Delkin Gold Scratch Armour 4x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD4076-DVR-J47C1 / 6097D7107372 4 G
E3 / Delkin Gold Scratch Armour 4x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD4076-DVR-J47C1 / 6097D7104751 2 G
E4 / Delkin Gold Scratch Armour 4x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD4076-DVR-J47C1 / 6097D7104757 4 G
E5 / Delkin Gold Scratch Armour 4x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD4076-DVR-J47C1 / 6097D7104761 4 G
F1 / Sony 16x DVD+R / SONYD21 / DRP5GG0001 H / SMM10412L10825000030247 45W4
F2 / Sony 16x DVD+R / SONYD21 / DRP5GG0001 H / SMM10412L10825000030245 45W4
F3 / Sony 16x DVD+R / SONYD21 / DRP5GG0001 H / SMM10412L10825000030249 45W4
F4 / Sony 16x DVD+R / SONYD21 / DRP5GG0001 H / SMM10412L10825000030251 45W4
F5 / Sony 16x DVD+R / SONYD21 / DRP5GG0001 H / SMM10412L10825000030235 45W4
G1 / Sony 16x DVD-R / SONY16D1 / DRM5GG0001 2E / SMM10506F13585000010302 45V6
G2 / Sony 16x DVD-R / SONY16D1 / DRM5GG0001 2E / SMM10506F13585000010303 45V6
G3 / Sony 16x DVD-R / SONY16D1 / DRM5GG0001 2E / SMM10506F13585000010304 45V6
G4 / Sony 16x DVD-R / SONY16D1 / DRM5GG0001 2E / SMM10506F13585000010336 45V6
G5 / Sony 16x DVD-R / SONY16D1 / DRM5GG0001 2E / SMM10506F13585000010305 45V6
H1 / Verbatim Ultralife Gold 8x DVD-R / MCC02RG20 / ZD4763-DVR-I47C / 6137E3412-05841C13
H2 / Verbatim Ultralife Gold 8x DVD-R / MCC02RG20 / ZD4763-DVR-I47C / 6137E3415-05838C13
H3 / Verbatim Ultralife Gold 8x DVD-R / MCC02RG20 / ZD4763-DVR-I47C / 6137E3411-05836C13
H4 / Verbatim Ultralife Gold 8x DVD-R / MCC02RG20 / ZD4763-DVR-I47C / 6137E3416-05837C13
H5 / Verbatim Ultralife Gold 8x DVD-R / MCC02RG20 / ZD4763-DVR-I47C / 6137E3414-05839C13
I1 / Verbatim 16x DVD+R / MCC004 / ZD2632-DVR-T47D / PAPA22II28032680 4
I2 / Verbatim 16x DVD+R / MCC004 / ZD2632-DVR-T47D / PAPA22II28032802 2
I3 / Verbatim 16x DVD+R / MCC004 / ZD2632-DVR-T47D / PAPA22II28063032 6
I4 / Verbatim 16x DVD+R / MCC004 / ZD2632-DVR-T47D / PAPA22II28083264 6
I5 / Verbatim 16x DVD+R / MCC004 / ZD2632-DVR-T47D / PAPA22II28083034 6
J1 / Verbatim 16x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD3177-DVR-J47C1 / MAP633JG25065865 3
J2 / Verbatim 16x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD3177-DVR-J47C1 / MAP633JG25065758 2 FAILED!!
J2-2 / Verbatim 16x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD3148-DVR-J47C1 / MAPA08IK10143765 6 (replacement for failed disc)
J3 / Verbatim 16x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD3177-DVR-J47C1 / MAP633JG25083456 6
J4 / Verbatim 16x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD3177-DVR-J47C1 / MAP633JG25065762 6
J5 / Verbatim 16x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD3177-DVR-J47C1 / MAP633JG25065764 2
K1 / Nexxtech 16x DVD+R / CMCMAGM01 / CPDR47G-CDMWP01-024 0110 / PDP 688JC05045658 6
K2 / Nexxtech 16x DVD+R / CMCMAGM01 / CPDR47G-CDMWP01-024 0110 / PDP 688JC05045648 5
K3 / Nexxtech 16x DVD+R / CMCMAGM01 / CPDR47G-CDMWP01-024 0110 / PDP 688JC05045642 6
K4 / Nexxtech 16x DVD+R / CMCMAGM01 / CPDR47G-CDMWP01-024 0110 / PDP 688JC05050743 7
K5 / Nexxtech 16x DVD+R / CMCMAGM01 / CPDR47G-CDMWP01-024 0110 / PDP 688JC05050739 5
L1 / Nexxtech 16x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD3177-DVR-J47C1 / MAP642JC18055978 6
L2 / Nexxtech 16x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD3177-DVR-J47C1 / MAP643JC21180748 5
L3 / Nexxtech 16x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD3177-DVR-J47C1 / MAP643JC21180057 5
L4 / Nexxtech 16x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD3177-DVR-J47C1 / MAP642JC18080085 2
L5 / Nexxtech 16x DVD-R / MCC03RG20 / ZD3177-DVR-J47C1 / MAP642JC18060088 4
M1 / Acro Circle 16x DVD+R / OPTODISCR16 / OTC+R86057N0 R16 0202 +R 1~16X / BR05012606-PP011D4502
M2 / Acro Circle 16x DVD+R / OPTODISCR16 / OTC+R86060N0 R16 0213 +R 1~16X / BR05011908-PP010A2450
M3 / Acro Circle 16x DVD+R / OPTODISCR16 / OTC+R86060N0 R16 0213 +R 1~16X / BR05011906-PP010E3122
M4 / Acro Circle 16x DVD+R / OPTODISCR16 / OTC+R86060N0 R16 0213 +R 1~16X / BR05011903-PP010E2687
M5 / Acro Circle 16x DVD+R / OPTODISCR16 / OTC+R86057N0 R16 0202 +R 1~16X / BR05012606-PP011F6278
N1 / Acro Circle 16x DVD-R / OPTODISCR016 / OTC-R86136WP / LR27-16E0412160356
N2 / Acro Circle 16x DVD-R / OPTODISCR016 / OTC-R86136WP / LR27-16E0412160337
N3 / Acro Circle 16x DVD-R / OPTODISCR016 / OTC-R86136WP / LR27-16E0412160355
N4 / Acro Circle 16x DVD-R / OPTODISCR016 / OTC-R86136WP / LR27-16E0412160628
N5 / Acro Circle 16x DVD-R / OPTODISCR016 / OTC-R86136WP / LR27-16E0412160356
O1 / Moser Baer 16x DVD-R / MBI03RG40 / MBI-F-16X 0003 / 5356 547 -R E E 13030
O2 / Moser Baer 16x DVD-R / MBI03RG40 / MBI-F-16X 0003 / 5356 547 -R E B 13033
O3 / Moser Baer 16x DVD-R / MBI03RG40 / MBI-F-16X 0003 / 5356 547 -R E A 13010
O4 / Moser Baer 16x DVD-R / MBI03RG40 / MBI-F-16X 0003 / 5356 547 -R E D 13013
O5 / Moser Baer 16x DVD-R / MBI03RG40 / MBI-F-16X 0003 / 5356 547 -R E F 13029
P1 / BenQ 16x DVD+R / DAXONAZ3 / AMC16DPR47DH3101 / MF01021042357 3 A4P120
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2 / BenQ 16x DVD+R / DAXONAZ3 / AMC16DPR47DH3101 / MF01021042357 3 A4P120 FAILED!!
P2-2 / BenQ 16x DVD+R / DAXONAZ3 / AMC16DPR47DH3101 / MF01021042357 3 A4P120 (replacement for failed disc)
P3 / BenQ 16x DVD+R / DAXONAZ3 / AMC16DPR47DH3101 / MF01021042357 3 A4P120
P4 / BenQ 16x DVD+R / DAXONAZ3 / AMC16DPR47DH3101 / MF01021042356 3 A4P120
P5 / BenQ 16x DVD+R / DAXONAZ3 / AMC16DPR47DH3101 / MF01021042356 3 A4P120
Q1 / RiData 16x DVD-R / RITEKF1 / DR5F6O-00065 / H4-08F60504305140A22
Q2 / RiData 16x DVD-R / RITEKF1 / DR5F6O-00065 / H4-08F60504305144E22
Q3 / RiData 16x DVD-R / RITEKF1 / DR5F6O-00065 / H4-08F60504305145F22
Q4 / RiData 16x DVD-R / RITEKF1 / DR5F6O-00065 / H4-08F60504305146C22
Q5 / RiData 16x DVD-R / RITEKF1 / DR5F6O-00065 / H4-08F60504305148A22
R1 / RiData 8x DVD-R / RITEKG05 / DR5A03-00442 / J4-07A03509222307E14
R2 / RiData 8x DVD-R / RITEKG05 / DR5A03-00442 / J4-07A03509222304H14
R3 / RiData 8x DVD-R / RITEKG05 / DR5A03-00442 / J4-07A03509222302B14
R4 / RiData 8x DVD-R / RITEKG05 / DR5A03-00442 / J4-07A03509222297G14
R5 / RiData 8x DVD-R / RITEKG05 / DR5A03-00442 / J4-07A03509222298F14
S1 / TDK 16x DVD+R / TDK003 / DVD+R 4824B2 / C05B271142dA435
S2 / TDK 16x DVD+R / TDK003 / DVD+R 4824B2 / C05B271141dA432
S3 / TDK 16x DVD+R / TDK003 / DVD+R 4824B2 / C05B261759dA433
S4 / TDK 16x DVD+R / TDK003 / DVD+R 4824B2 / C05B261758dA432
S5 / TDK 16x DVD+R / TDK003 / DVD+R 4824B2 / C05C010234dA435
T1 / Maxell 16x DVD-R / PRODISCF02 / PF02-2607-5135 / 5334F0226-00875E19
T2 / Maxell 16x DVD-R / PRODISCF02 / PF02-2607-5135 / 5334F0222-00873E19
T3 / Maxell 16x DVD-R / PRODISCF02 / PF02-2607-5135 / 5334F0223-00878E19
T4 / Maxell 16x DVD-R / PRODISCF02 / PF02-2607-5135 / 5334F0221-00250E18
T5 / Maxell 16x DVD-R / PRODISCF02 / PF02-2607-5135 / 5334F0226-00251E18
U1 / Philips 16x DVD+R / INFOMER30 / DVD+R3 05071301 / 01EL2702 34224
U2 / Philips 16x DVD+R / INFOMER30 / DVD+R3 05071301 / 01EL2702 36173
U3 / Philips 16x DVD+R / INFOMER30 / DVD+R3 05071301 / 01EL2702 32243
U4 / Philips 16x DVD+R / INFOMER30 / DVD+R3 05071301 / 01EL2700 36819
U5 / Philips 16x DVD+R / INFOMER30 / DVD+R3 05071301 / 01EL2702 33233
V1 / Emtec Gold 4x DVD+R / MPOMEDIA080 / DVD+R 4.7G 11R4 106470 / 2 3 0412021144- 5312447
V2 / Emtec Gold 4x DVD+R / MPOMEDIA080 / DVD+R 4.7G 11R4 106470 / 2 2 0412021145- 5312460
V3 / Emtec Gold 4x DVD+R / MPOMEDIA080 / DVD+R 4.7G 11R4 106470 / 2 4 0412021448- 5315184
V4 / Emtec Gold 4x DVD+R / MPOMEDIA080 / DVD+R 4.7G 11R4 106470 / 2 3 0412021448- 5315170
V5 / Emtec Gold 4x DVD+R / MPOMEDIA080 / DVD+R 4.7G 11R4 106470 / 2 1 0412021448- 5315173
W1 / TDK 16x DVD-R / TTH02 / DVD-R 5420B2 1004 / MOP6A9J126175789 D2
W2 / TDK 16x DVD-R / TTH02 / DVD-R 5420B2 1004 / MOP6A9J126175787 D7
W3 / TDK 16x DVD-R / TTH02 / DVD-R 5420B2 1004 / MOP6A9J126175786 D6
W4 / TDK 16x DVD-R / TTH02 / DVD-R 5420B2 1004 / MOP6A9J126175792 D6
W5 / TDK 16x DVD-R / TTH02 / DVD-R 5420B2 1004 / MOP6A9J126175442 D5
X1 / MAM-A Gold 16x DVD-R / MBI01RG40 / 200150 DVDMINUSR 16X / 6205D5111787 1 G
X2 / MAM-A Gold 16x DVD-R / MBI01RG40 / 200150 DVDMINUSR 16X / 6208D5111792 4 G
X3 / MAM-A Gold 16x DVD-R / MBI01RG40 / 200150 DVDMINUSR 16X / 6208D5111793 3 G
X4 / MAM-A Gold 16x DVD-R / MBI01RG40 / 200150 DVDMINUSR 16X / 6208D5111796 4 G
X5 / MAM-A Gold 16x DVD-R / MBI01RG40 / 200150 DVDMINUSR 16X / 6208D5111797 3 G
Y1 / Maxell BQ 8x DVD-R / MXLRG03 / N/A / M5HJ095B
Y2 / Maxell BQ 8x DVD-R / MXLRG03 / N/A / M5HJ095B
Y3 / Maxell BQ 8x DVD-R / MXLRG03 / N/A / M5HJ095B
Y4 / Maxell BQ 8x DVD-R / MXLRG03 / N/A / M5HJ095B
Y5 / Maxell BQ 8x DVD-R / MXLRG03 / N/A / M5HJ095B
Z1 / Maxell 16x DVD+R / RICOHJPNR03-004 /
D0127C20519R 50127-C2 / K5C02885E601RF5122705A03695/
Z2 / Maxell 16x DVD+R / RICOHJPNR03-004 /
D0127C20519R 50127-C2 / K5C02885E601RF5122705D03696/
Z3 / Maxell 16x DVD+R / RICOHJPNR03-004 /
D0127C20519R 50127-C2 / K5C02885E601RF5122705C03697/
Z4 / Maxell 16x DVD+R / RICOHJPNR03-004 /
D0127C20519R 50127-C2 / K5C02885E601RF5122705F03698/
Z5 / Maxell 16x DVD+R / RICOHJPNR03-004 /
D0127C20519R 50127-C2 / K5C02885E601RF5122705E03699/
Maxell Plus Series media was disqualified on account of it turning out to be TYG02 and not MXLRG03 as expected
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media