what's the quality like on drives these days?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by jack miller, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. jack miller

    jack miller Member

    I use the lg wh16ns40 and lg wh14ns40. I have a few of them laying around and some extras to read all my archives. Im pretty new to optical media and was wondering about the quality of these drives in 2020/2021. my use for them is archiving data on verbatim blu ray m-discs, I use the 25 gb the 50 gb and the 100 gb Varity. recently had one start to show problems after 40 days, but I abused it so i don't think its not the drives fault and im getting a new for for free anyway. I burned well over a terabyte of media in those 40 days and did lots of reading/rippling and ran intensive computer programs from the blu rays on the drive for testing purposes and the drive was spinning like crazy and having a lot of trouble with random file access(running intense programs/games from the drive). I have a few extra drives laying around for reading backups in case drives aren't commonly sold in the future. they dont have any sort of shelf life do they?
  2. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator