Why are people getting failures? I've burnt 1000's of CD's/DVD's, all cheap and many are years old and they are still fine. Spending vast (relatively) amounts of money on CD's/DVD's to back-up purchased discs is a waste. If the dye in a cheap CD 'only' lasted 10 years, buy another and make another back-up-it's still cheaper and who has proved that all expensive disks will out last the cheaper brands significantly enough to make it worthwhile? When I hear of DVD heads banging on about 'mega premium' disks it reminds me of wine buffs who bang on about the '52 vintage, lol. A kind of legend evolves that attracts like minded people. Who, in the real world, can tell the difference?