i love these so far! i used to use taiyo yuden dvd-r dvds until they sold out to another company! anyway, i've used these for multiple purposes for probably 3+ years now and seem to like these! my only concern is i've had to return a few out of some batches! that may be commonplace with some manufacturers, but, taiyo yuden never had that problem a while back and i thought it never happened with verbatim! in any case, i highly recommend them because with everything being made in china, india, pakistan, taiwan, etc... and not japan or usa anymore i feel that it is going to be hit and miss with any brand that you buy out there!