The problem is not with the media but rather with high-speed writers
running at 1X and other speeds. For example, a 24X writer might run fine
at 16X, poorly at 12X and at 8X, good at 4X, and poor at 2X and at 1X.
Media Sciences, Inc.
Konrad Strauss wrote:
> on 1/20/04 5:02 PM, Jos Van Dyck at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> > Which media would you recommend for real time (1x) recording, e.g.
> > with Sony CDR-W66?
> Most CD-Rs are optimized for high speed recording and perform poorly at 1x.
> However, music CD-Rs are optimized for 1x recording. The Verbatim perform
> very well, however you will be limited to silver/cyanine discs which are not
> considered to be archival quality. I would suggest that you upgrade your
> burner to an Alesis Masterlink. This is a hard disc recorder with an
> integrated CD burner which runs at 4x. The performance is excellent with
> Mitsui gold and Tayio discs.
> > What other digital storage media is more reliable than CDR (computer
> > tapes, hard disks)?
> > What types of streamer tapes (AIT, DLT, SDLT, LTO)?
> I believe that the trend is to move away from CD-R as a carrier to a
> file-based storage. Most archives cannot afford to put together an online
> storage system, but if you have a digital audio workstation of some sort,
> you could start recording to firewire drives and archiving the drives
> There are a number of advantages to this approach. Assuming you are
> recording using standard file formats - AIFF/WAV, you are not locked
> exclusively into the CD format and the files would be readable by any
> workstation. Second, migration is very simple, simply a file copy from one
> disc to another - a 120 gig hard drive (about 200 hours of stereo audio) can
> be copied in about an hour. Finally, you can begin archiving at a higher
> Konrad Strauss
> Director of Recording Arts
> Associate Professor of Music
> Indiana University School of Music