The PlexDisc 633-214 are made by one of the highest quality manufacturers in the world. Unlike dyes, which break down over time, these use copper-plated silicon in their recording layers, producing media that are both stable and long-lasting.
- Dust-resistant design
- Labels are easy to write on
- Cake box is flimsy
Smart Buy Data
If you only need a few discs for archival purposes, the Smart Buy Data are a relatively affordable choice that come in a 10-pack. They consist of two layers manufactured by Ritek Media, and can be burned in as little as 15 minutes.
- Format version 1-point-3
- Not suitable for continuous video
- Can't be printed on directly
Smart Buy 5273377
Capable of storing a large amount of high-definition video, audio, and images, the Smart Buy 5273377 can be used with the majority of Blu-ray equipment to back up your important files in order to free up space on your computer’s hard drive.
- Very long archival life
- Reliable playback performance
- Feel a bit thin and flimsy
Optical Quantum Series
The Optical Quantum Series are built using an exclusive flexible manufacturing system and offer a wide range of compatibility with various burners in order to provide you with plenty of options for recording and storing content at home.
- Allow for inkjet printing
- Relatively durable
- Write speed is slower than many
Available in single-, double-, and triple-layer variants, Verbatim Thermal are some of the best-performing and reliable you’ll find. If you plan on distributing digital information to clients or partners within an organization, these are a great choice.
- Come in packs of 25
- Designed for durability
- More expensive than most
Perfect for businesses and individuals looking for long-term storage of important digital files, these Millenniata M-Disc represent some of the most reliable archival media available. Data stored on these won’t decay or become easily corrupted.
- Hold 25 gigabytes each
- Good alternative to hard drive space
- Withstand extreme temperatures
Offered in a 25-count package, the Verbatim DataLifePlus are treated with a Hard Coat surface protection and claim to be able to store data safely for hundreds of years. They can be found in thermal- or inkjet-printable versions to suit your labeling needs.
- Write speeds of up to 6x
- Suitable for commercial backups
- Covered by a one-year warranty
Those looking for a good balance between capacity and affordability should consider the Verbatim DL, which offer 50 gigabytes of space at only around $2 per unit. They use the Dual Layer version 1.2 standard and can be written at up to an 8x speed with the right equipment.
- Can go through an inkjet printer
- Scratch-resistant recording surface
- Suitable for long-term storage
The Sony 50BNR25AP6 provide more than just storage for high-definition videos and computer files. Each is built to accommodate a rapid data transfer rate of up to 72 megabytes per second, with nearly five times the storage capacity of a standard DVD.
- Proprietary accucore technology
- 23 hours of standard video per disc
- Scratch and stain-proof
The Verbatim 98397 are compatible with most of the latest burning hardware and have been treated with a coating to prevent scratches, resist fingerprints, and reduce dust buildup on their surfaces. They are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
- Good value for a 50-pack spindle
- Claim a 100-year lifespan
- From a highly reliable manufacturer