The Best DVD-R Money Can Buy, 25x Taiyo Yuden (JVC) Archive Grade DVD-R's £14.13 @ APR Media - HotUKDeals
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£14.13 (includes 1st class delivery of £3.64)

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JVC VD-R47HMS25 16x Taiyo Yuden ARCHIVE GRADE Branded DVD-R.

Through superb manufacturing processes and using only the best dyes, JVC using Taiyo Yuden to manufacture their media have established themselves as the world leader in the production of quality DVD & CD media.

As with any JVC/Taiyo Yuden product, the quality of the disc is second to none, meaning the highest burn speeds and the best compatibility ratings around.

A top-class disc from one of the world's best media manufacturers.

Ensure your data stays protected for the long-term using JVC DVD-R Archival Grade media.

Available in 25-pack spindles, this media records at 16X, stores 4.7 GB of data, and features enhanced protection against scratches, dust, and other wear compared to traditional DVD-R media.

Features:

Media Type: DVD-R
Grade: Archival Grade, extreme protection against scratches
Record Speed: 1-16X
Surface: Gold Lacquer
Branded: YES
Ideal for long term storage!

Manufacturer: Taiyo Yuden (Official)
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#1
These blank DVD-R's are the best you can buy & the most reliable for backing up your important photos, videos & files.
#2
They are on ebay for £12.99
#3
this isnt cheap-I totally agree these are the best you can buy,but I get 100 for 28 quid locally and you can get 100 at diskdepot for about 32 quid so this is a poor price.
#4
robdog99
They are on ebay for £12.99


Yeah I saw that but you can never be sure if they are fakes or not. A lot of people try to replicate Taiyo Yuden's products because they are the best.

Just thought I would share because I have been using them for a while now & I hate cheap, scratch-able DVD-R's.
#5
barky
this isnt cheap-I totally agree these are the best you can buy,but I get 100 for 28 quid locally and you can get 100 at diskdepot for about 32 quid so this is a poor price.


Oooooh, thanks for the advice! I know where I'll go in future now.
#7


How on earth did you find it cheaper? I hunted for an hour this morning to find the best deal!
#8
barky
this isnt cheap-I totally agree these are the best you can buy,but I get 100 for 28 quid locally and you can get 100 at diskdepot for about 32 quid so this is a poor price.


The ones on DiskDepot are Taiyo Yuden but are not Archive Grade. Hence why they are cheaper.
#9
Search for 'JVC dvd' rather than Taiyo Yuden, or try Totally Blank Media.

Hope this helps.
#10
You can get them cheaper if you have an account with the UK distributor who sells to these companies , not easy to get an account, but when you do saves you loads :-)
#11
also keep eye out for falcon gold, as good a quality as JVC
#12
Thanks for this. Stupid as it may sound, I didn't know there were such things as archive quality DVDs. I have some microDV home video films I want to have in 50 years time and don't think the original tapes are the best idea.
#13
Lakeside
Thanks for this. Stupid as it may sound, I didn't know there were such things as archive quality DVDs. I have some microDV home video films I want to have in 50 years time and don't think the original tapes are the best idea.

And you think someone will have the equipment to read these in 50 years time? Even if they last as long as they say! :)
#14
Tapes degrade, you need Gold Archive DVD's.
banned#15
Lakeside
Thanks for this. Stupid as it may sound, I didn't know there were such things as archive quality DVDs. I have some microDV home video films I want to have in 50 years time and don't think the original tapes are the best idea.

cloud storage is the only optionnthen
#16
nilrem

And you think someone will have the equipment to read these in 50 years time? Even if they last as long as they say! :)


I will, I have a space for a pc in the hall, right next to my radiogram!
#17
Mascherano
Lakeside
Thanks for this. Stupid as it may sound, I didn't know there were such things as archive quality DVDs. I have some microDV home video films I want to have in 50 years time and don't think the original tapes are the best idea.

cloud storage is the only optionnthen


What is cloud storage?

I say that these JVC/Taiyo Yuden DVD-R's are a good trade off. They are a 150x more scratch resistant than normal DVD-R's & they are sprayed with gold lacquer which helps prevent oxidisation of the dyes used in the DVD itself. Should guarantee the life of the stored media for approx 100 years.

They are fine for the average Joe looking for a better quality DVD to store stuff on for a long time.

I did some research on CDs and DVDs and I discovered that your average commercial-quality CD or DVD will only hold data for 20 years at most, and much less if they aren't handled with great care. Data on hard drives will degrade over time as well, so you can't depend on that for long term data storage. Think photos of your kids here, folks. Have you backed up your photos lately, and are you sure that backup will still be good in 10 years?

These babies are rated to hold data for over 100 years! They have a special, inert chemical dye, and the reflective layer is 100% pure gold. Seriously, the layer is thin enough to see through. The technology has been around for a relatively long time, so it is mature. I think every DVD burner you can buy supports it, and it has gone through all kinds of tests to prove that it actually works.

Edited By: Surefire_MJ on Sep 26, 2010 18:44: .....
#18
Would a solid state disk or even a USB drive be a better option though?
#19
Surefire_MJ
Mascherano
Lakeside
Thanks for this. Stupid as it may sound, I didn't know there were such things as archive quality DVDs. I have some microDV home video films I want to have in 50 years time and don't think the original tapes are the best idea.

cloud storage is the only optionnthen


What is cloud storage?

I say that these JVC/Taiyo Yuden DVD-R's are a good trade off. They are a 150x more scratch resistant than normal DVD-R's & they are sprayed with gold lacquer which helps prevent oxidisation of the dyes used in the DVD itself. Should guarantee the life of the stored media for approx 100 years.

They are fine for the average Joe looking for a better quality DVD to store stuff on for a long time.

I did some research on CDs and DVDs and I discovered that your average commercial-quality CD or DVD will only hold data for 20 years at most, and much less if they aren't handled with great care. Data on hard drives will degrade over time as well, so you can't depend on that for long term data storage. Think photos of your kids here, folks. Have you backed up your photos lately, and are you sure that backup will still be good in 10 years?

These babies are rated to hold data for over 100 years! They have a special, inert chemical dye, and the reflective layer is 100% pure gold. Seriously, the layer is thin enough to see through. The technology has been around for a relatively long time, so it is mature. I think every DVD burner you can buy supports it, and it has gone through all kinds of tests to prove that it actually works.



JVC have a certificate to say they guarantee then for 100 years
#20
Surefire_MJ
Should guarantee the life of the stored media for approx 100 years.

I did some research on CDs and DVDs and I discovered that your average commercial-quality CD or DVD will only hold data for 20 years at most, and much less if they aren't handled with great care. Data on hard drives will degrade over time as well, so you can't depend on that for long term data storage. Think photos of your kids here, folks. Have you backed up your photos lately, and are you sure that backup will still be good in 10 years?

These babies are rated to hold data for over 100 years! it has gone through all kinds of tests to prove that it actually works.

I hope you don't really believe this? There is no way that anyone can guarantee that these disc will be usable in 50 years let alone 100years! And even if the discs are readable the equipment to read them will be long made obsolete by newer storage technology, the only way to ensure that digital media will still be readable in 100 years is to keep transferring data to newer equipment and that being so you don't need discs to last 100years.

IMHO one of the best ways to ensure your valuable family photos can be seen in the future is to print them out and look after the prints as well as keeping them digitally, after all people often find old family photos from 100years a go that are still viewable!

FWIW I do think it is worth buying 'decent' quality discs rather than ultra cheap ones but I really don't think many will be readable 100 years from now!
#21
when they run the tests in the labs and through analysers, i shows that the cheaper DVDs can degrade in up to ten years, they do this via some sore of processed to enhance the ageing process.
Printing then out is a good idea but again you need to pick correct ink and paper or they will degrade.
you are correct though it does depend it there is equipment to read the data. but if you have it on gold archival you know its safe until it can be transferred onto the next digital media that comes along.

Patient records in hospital are now being held this way as its been proved the best way at the moment to look after valuable data.
#22
They don't need to guarantee they will last for 100 years - they only have to guarantee they will last longer than I will :)
#23
Print them out? I've got about 17 hours of miniDV video I want to safeguard. What printer do you recommend for that??!!
#24
cmr2payne
when they run the tests in the labs and through analysers, i shows that the cheaper DVDs can degrade in up to ten years, they do this via some sore of processed to enhance the ageing process.
Printing then out is a good idea but again you need to pick correct ink and paper or they will degrade.
you are correct though it does depend it there is equipment to read the data. but if you have it on gold archival you know its safe until it can be transferred onto the next digital media that comes along.

Patient records in hospital are now being held this way as its been proved the best way at the moment to look after valuable data.


Exactly, until the next long term storage medium is released; Gold Archival DVD-R's are the best thing to store your important files on.

Obviously no-one can 100% guarantee that these Gold Archival DVD-R's will last 100 years but we certainly know that they will last alot longer than your average run-of-the-mill DVD-R.

If your files are that important, just make two copies on the Gold Archival DVD-R's.

Thanks for all your advice guys, I definitely understand a lot more about DVD storage now.

Edited By: Surefire_MJ on Sep 26, 2010 19:54: ,......
#25
You can also get Falcon gold archival these are rated the same a JVC , been through all the same tests but are cheaper.

Falcon and JVC are the only two brands i would touch.

http://www.microboards.co.uk/Products/Default.aspx?id=1698 link to falcon ones
#26
surefire no probs. if you want to know anything else just ask. :-) finally a topic i actually know about
#27
Lakeside
Print them out? I've got about 17 hours of miniDV video I want to safeguard. What printer do you recommend for that??!!


Obviously I am referring to photographs or prints! :)
#28
Ha ha yes I know :)

It's funny though, we've moved into the digital age and can communicate with someone on the other side of the planet without wires, but 100 years on the best way to safeguard photographs is still to print them!
#29
Surefire_MJ
tronic
cheaper here £11.54 Free Delivery[url=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.cdrdvd.co.uk/p-6707-jvc_dvd-r_16x_archival_grade_vd-r47hms25_pod_of_25_branded.html
How on earth did you find it cheaper? I hunted for an hour this morning to find the best deal!
they claim to be apr media too
anyone tried them?

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