Tried them on another machine. About half of them were readable.
Tried them on a MacBook that I'd been sent to review. Incredibly, mercifully, they all came through fine. I was able to rescue all those original iMovie projects and copy them onto new, bigger, cheaper hard drives.
My question is, given these new, cheaper, hard drives, and the
problems with recordable CDs and DVDs, are these optical media
of any use at all, or are they finally obsolete? It seems as if
magnetic and flash storage have supplanted them for music,
increasingly for movies, and certainly for portable data. Do
they have any remaining use outside of a cheap way to
distribute electronic resumes, and other niche applications?"
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.