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Best CD R?

Discussion in 'CD-R(W) Media' started by Jay05, May 12, 2004.

  1. Jay05

    Jay05 Regular member

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    Hi,
    what is the best cd r to use? or Cd rw?
    And where do you buy them...States and Out of state like internation...
    Thanx for your help...
     
  2. aldaco12

    aldaco12 Active member

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    I'm not an expert, but I usually choose TDK or Sony and the results are very good (both CD-R or DV-R). If someone has better advice please, it's your turn.
     
  3. Shoey

    Shoey Guest

    I've had no problems with Maxell, Verbatim and Kodac Gold.
     
  4. Hemispasm

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    If you can get your hands on some Taiyo Yuden media, it would be your best choice. You can use software like dvd identifier (http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/) to get the manufacturer string out of the media you buy.
     
  5. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    TY is good stuff
    -Teleport-
     
  6. Frozilla

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    Third line from the top answers all the questions u could possibly have.
     
  7. kingtroy

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    I dont think it really makes a difference, as long as its an 80 min, 700mb cd, i just get the 100 packs for free after rebates all the time.
     
  8. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    There is definitely a difference in quality. The cheap discs need to be burned much slower to avoid a slew of C2 errors as well as the fact that they simply won't retain data integrity like quality discs will.

    I've tested a fair amount of discs with PlexTools for errors after burning at various speeds and the good stuff like Taiyo Yuden and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. burn very nicely with zero C2 errors.
     
  9. Frozilla

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    There is definetly a diffference. I got a free spindle of Hypermedia due to a rebate. Out of 25 cd's only 4 have worked so far. Thus, even though there free, I have thrown the remaining 75 in the garbage and stuck to my usually brand. Watch those deals there is a reason they are free. THEY DONT WORK AND HOPE U FORGET TO TURN IN THE REBATE.
     
  10. kingtroy

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    works for me, ur computer must suck...
     
  11. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    You gonna buy him a new one then?
     
  12. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    damn noob -- do you even know what a C2 error is?
     
  13. ivan69

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    Well if your stuck & you live in the UK, you can always go to www.blankshop.com & ask the guy who runs the place. He has inside dealings with all the manufacturers & can tell you who makes what brand for what company & what the best cd-r or other media to the point.
    I use him & do not have any problems. Wood recommend him to anyone.

    Have fun
     
  14. Jay05

    Jay05 Regular member

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    Thanx for you help so far...
    Also where do you buy Sony blanks?
    Like CompUSA? Malls? Comp elec shops?
    Kmart?
    Thanx 4 your time
     
  15. st_pat

    st_pat Guest

    ive always gone with memorex for cd-rs and dvd+r's....always worked for me and they're at a fair price at best buy...
     
  16. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Verbatim DataLifePlus Super AZO are quality.
     
  17. vurbal

    vurbal Administrator Staff Member

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    I agree about the Verbatim's. I also like the fact that I can get them locally instead of online, which is the only way I can get TYs. If you go with Verbatims make sure the package says the dye is made by Mitsubishi or simply says AZO somewhere. Otherwise you'll end up with CMC Magnetics dye instead. I believe their AZO discs are only sold as DataLife Plus, whereas the CMC discs are sold as just DataLife.
     
  18. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Locally I can get Verbatims, Maxells, Sony's and Memorex although Maxell and Memorex seem to be the most common. Of that limited selection I would suggest you set your sights on Verbatim :)
     
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    I use Verbatim and Memorex. I found that the Verbatim discs are more scratch resistant than the memorex.
     
  20. Kingd

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    Fuji's are also TY manufactured last i looked (that was 1 yr ago however), and can be found at major stores like staples, etc.
     

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