evilboy wrote:Using unsuitable cases can also cause the hubs to crack. Especially because Taiyo Yuden media has smaller hub holes than other media (CMC, MCC, ...) from my experience.
They were stored in their original spindle in the sound room of a church. They keep a lot of equipment in there, and the temperature is supposed to be relatively stable. Like I said, I think the hub damage might have occured when they were shipped to me.
evilboy wrote:I hope this is an isolated incident, as I have most of my backups stored on TY CD-R (but labeled though, so they might be less sensitive). I guess that this problem has been caused by bad handling/storage.
Yeah.... I keep saying that every time I see serious Taiyo Yuden CD-R flaws. I don't really care that TY's DVDRs are falling apart, there are lot's of alternatives I can use. But there isn't any real alternative for TY's CD-Rs, so I'm starting to get rather worried.
evilboy wrote:If there is no code, a short code, two codes, two short codes, or something different from the usual look stamped into the frosted hub they must be value line. If there's only one long serial as usual, it can be premium or value line.
The whole short code / 2 short code thing is only true on the Value Line DVD±Rs, it doesn't apply for CD-Rs. The company that sold them double checked their records, and as long as the CD-Rs returned are the same ones sold by them (which they are 99% sure of), they are Taiyo Yuden Premium line CD-Rs, and not the Value Line CD-Rs.
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