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CDR Media quality

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Hi,

Can anyone point me out some websites where CDR media quality is discussed? I would really like to see something with brands/manufacturers analysis, media product codes (to make sure that I'll be buying the right media), etc.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Norberto Henriques

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Or the short answer is... buy Taiyo Yuden media (Japan-made Fuji, Japan-made TDK, or generic bulk Taiyo Yuden). Rima.com has great prices and they shipped my order fast.

KC

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Hi,

In fact I did this post because I'm about to buy some TDK CD's.

I usually buy Sony's, but I can get the TDK's a little bit cheaper.

What's the product code for those Taiyo Yuden TDK CD's? I could use that reference code to make sure I'm buying the right thing.

Best regards,

Norberto Henriques

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Take care of the TDKs. There are ones made by TDK (good) and others made by Ritek (bad). I still havent found a way to distinguish them without opening the case (the blue coloured ones, IIRC, are TDK)

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But I simply haven't had ANY problems with ANY media.

Its all worked well for me, and when it hasn't, its been MY fault.

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I have some cheap (Intenso) CDRs from around 4 years back, they stopped working around 2 years ago. I've also had the substrate layer peel off on some cheap disks too. They were stored in a spindle case in a cupboard. I have no idea how it happened but it does occasionally happen to the cheap media I sometimes use for non-critical stuff (stuff I only want for the next week or two)

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I have some cheap (Intenso) CDRs from around 4 years back, they stopped working around 2 years ago. I've also had the substrate layer peel off on some cheap disks too. They were stored in a spindle case in a cupboard. I have no idea how it happened but it does occasionally happen to the cheap media I sometimes use for non-critical stuff (stuff I only want for the next week or two)

I hate spindles,

While Jewel cases are pretty fragile and bulky, I find they protect CD's much better than being in a spindle or other compact storage.

Thats probably why I don't have a problem with any of them :)

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I use the cheap media for testing or downloading a big file from the work computer with high connection to my home computer (slow connection). For a really good program, pictures, mp3s, etc. I use the real good media. Yamaha & TDK media. These ones are very good for my Yamaha burner.

Soon, I'll get the new Yamaha burner 44x 24x 48. It appears to be a really good burner. Eventhough, I have an eye on the new Lite-on 48x 12x 48x (LTR-48125W) $91.00

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Verbatim all the way! 8)

BTW, it depends on your burner too. You have to find the brand your recorder "likes"...

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Verbatim all the way! 8) 

Another 'Hell Yea!' vote for Verbatim Datalife Plus. You can pick them up for a good price at one of those warehouse stores (Sam's club, Costco, etc.)

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Ya, I understand that the cheap CD media is about to disappear. Aparently phillips is tired of being screwed outa royalties, and is leaning on distrubuters to get the royalties collected...

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I have been using Imation 16x/24x CD-R's for 2 years now without a problem. Just make sure you buy the ones manufactured in Tayo-Yudin or sounding something like that. For most CD-R's the factory that they are made in makes a huge difference.

Just 2 days ago I used a shitty CD-RW called Digital Media to urgently backup my data onto. Not trusting the media, I tried to copy the data back and it restored fine. Then I went ahead and formatted my disk. They when I tried to restore it, I got CRC errors! And to think that I tried to restore them back just a day later! $%#% Luck for me it was only a scratch disk with un-tagged mp3's and the like... but seriously...NEVER trust unbranded CD-R's for anything!

Check out http://www.gamecopyworld.com

They have done some extensive tests and have a lot of utilities to tell you where your CD's are manufactured from the ATIP.

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