Imation Business Select CD Recordable Media - CD-R - 52x - 700 MB - 50 Pack Spindle - 17357

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Excellent Media for Archiving

by DinkyShop on 2/16/2008

I've learned the hard way that media DOES matter. If you back up critical data and need to access it YEARS later-- not just months later-- then HOW you back up matters. I've used cheaper CD/DVD media, only to lose that data months later. Also, WHAT/HOW you write on your media matters too. USing a Sharpie marker does NOT CUT IT if you want to archive your data. People who say they use sharpies have it wrong. I've used quality media and a Sharpie only to have that CD degrade over time. (Usually it takes 8-12 months for a CD to go bad if it's been labeled using a Sharpie.) The KOADAK GOLD CD media was probably the BEST media made-- until KODAK got out of the CD media business. MITSUI probably makes the best CD/ DVD media out there now. But this Imation Business Gold is a close 2nd in quality, imo. I've tried many different CD & DVD media brands, under similar conditions, and the Kodak GOLD, Mitsui and Imation Business select are the MOST STABLE, most reliable CD media -- if you want to be able to read your media 9 months to 3 years later. Stay away for those Big Box office store generic CD media brands. I've had all those CDs go bad on me 9-15 months later. I've tried other brands like Fujitsu, Maxell CD, and some generics, and THEY ALL EVENTUALLY WENT BAD. So, I'm saying this from experience. The most stable CD/ DVD media for me has, again, been Kodak GOLD, Mitsui (Gold or Silver) & Imation Business Select IN THAT ORDER. Of the 3 aforementioned, I've NEVER had a DISK GO BAD in 10+ years. NEVER. I can't say the same thing about all those other crummy CD brands. And while the Maxell CD media isn't great, the special Maxell CD markers ARE very good. Unlike the Sharpie, the Maxell CD markers won't hasten data degradation over time. So don't buy good media, then label it with a Sharpie or some other marker that will erode the CD layers. Develop good archiving practices, and your data should be readable years later. 10+ years later, I have Kodak GOLD media that is still readable. I've got Imation Business Select media that is about 4+ years old and is still readable. You can't say the same thing about some of those other CD brands.

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Product Overview

Imation Business Select CD-R Discs have a storage capacity of up to 700MB/80 minutes. These write-once discs store data swiftly and permanently with write speeds up to 48x. Ideal for file sharing, archiving, duplication, and PC backup.

Specifications

Manufacturer Imation Corporation
Mfg Part# 17357
SKU 10385750
UPC 051122173578
UPC 14 00051122173578
Features
Product Type CD Recordable Media
Manufacturer Part Number 17357
Manufacturer Imation Corp
Product Name Business Select 52x CD-R Media
Product Line Business Select
Brand Name Imation
Packing Spindle
Weight (Approximate) 2.05 lb
Form Factor 120mm
Height 5.6"
Width 5.6"
Depth 3.8"
Storage Capacity 700 MB
Maximum Write Speed 52x
Maximum Recording Time 1.33 Hour
Media Formats CD-R
Printable No
Limited Warranty Lifetime
Tech Specs
Product Type CD Recordable Media
Manufacturer Part Number 17357
Manufacturer Website Address www.imation.com
Packaged Quantity 50
Manufacturer Imation Corp
Product Name Business Select 52x CD-R Media
Product Line Business Select
Brand Name Imation
Packing Spindle
Recycled No
Recycled Content 0%
Post-consumer-waste% 0%
Weight (Approximate) 2.05 lb
Color Gold
Form Factor 120mm Standard
Storage Capacity 700 MB
Maximum Write Speed 52x
Maximum Recording Time 1.33 Hour
Media Formats CD-R
Printable No
Standard Warranty Lifetime Limited
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