How is KODAK CD-R Ultima different from silver CD-R media?
Unlike nearly all the other brands, KODAK CD-R media does not use a reflective layer that is pure silver. It is the only CD-R media on the market with real gold added to the reflective layer, and this is important. Kodak found that CD-Rs that have a reflective layer of pure silver degrade over time, resulting in the loss of data stored on the discs. Therefore, because durability is such a critical concern, Kodak decided not to use pure silver in the reflective layer of CD-R Ultima media. • How long will data last on KODAK CD-R Ultima media compared to silver-only media made by other manufacturers? The projected data life on KODAK CD-R Ultima media exceeds all the silver-only media that Kodak has tested. Testing shows that KODAK Ultima media outlasts all other brands tested by significant margins (in fact, up to six times longer). • Does KODAK CD-R Ultima media have the INFOGUARD Protection System, like KODAK CD-R Gold Ultima media? Yes. All KODAK CD-R Ultima products have the INFOGUARD