Hi Matt:

I've had no problems with T-Y sold at American Digital. 4x and 8x. My strategy with data to DVD-R 
has been to inform the client, clearly, that no one is making long-term archival claims about this 
media but my experience over 5 years so far has been zero failures. But, they should use as their 
main data repository the managed storage array that should be part of the budget for the transfer 
project. Plus, for all but the most cash-strapped clients, I've suggested and been taken told to go 
ahead with making a 44.1/16 audio CD on MAM-A gold media.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matt Sohn" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, December 05, 2008 3:03 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] DVD-R recommendations?

>I am preparing to archive a large number of 24/96 audio files to DVD-R. I am looking for 
>recommendations for types and/or brands of DVD-R discs. Are gold discs worth the extra expense? Any 
>particular manufacturers with proven track records for reliability?
> With CDR media I have had good luck with Mitsui/MAM-A and Taiyo-Yuden, but I haven't done much 
> work involving DVD-R to date.
> Thanks,
> Matt Sohn