1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

CD-RW

Discussion in 'CD-R(W) Media' started by westgrveg, Sep 28, 2002.

  1. westgrveg

    westgrveg Guest

    What are good CD-RW brands?.
     
  2. cd-rw.org

    cd-rw.org Active member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2002
    Messages:
    1,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    This is a tough one. I don't use CD-RWs that much (why in the f* I own the domain then? ;) and all that I have tried so far worked ok.

    A while ago I bought these:

    TDK CD-RW700 4-10x

    Manufacturer : unknown
    Code : 97m10s00f
    Disc Type : CD-RW
    Usage : General
    Recording Layer : Phase Change
    Recording Speed : 4 X - 10 X
    Capacity : 79:59.74
    703 MB
    Additional Capacity : n/a
    Overburn Capacity : not tested

    At least in PC use these are ok.
     
  3. westgrveg

    westgrveg Guest

    I get these Kodak (mitsubishi) 4x, cheap, any known problems with these?.
     
  4. cd-rw.org

    cd-rw.org Active member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2002
    Messages:
    1,426
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    I have no personal experience in those but I trust Mitsubishi as the manufacturer.

    You could grap the disc ATIP with Nero CD Speed, perhaps run the overburn-test and open a new thread for that disc.
     
  5. NisMax

    NisMax Guest

    I just bought an iomega Predator CD-RW drive and purchased some Memorex 4x CD-RWs to use in it. I tried "formatting" my first CD-RW today and it failed. It seems no matter what I try to do with this disk it fails. I'm using iomega's HotBurn software which shipped with the drive. I've already copied a few (read as made a few backups of owned cdroms) CDroms over to CD-R and they worked fine. They were Fuji branded. Anybody else have problems with Memorex CD-RWs?
     
  6. NisMax

    NisMax Guest

    This is the information CDSpeed gave me on this disc.


    Manufacturer : Infodisc
    Code : 97m25s30f
    Disc Type : CD-RW
    Usage : General
    Recording Layer : Phase Change
    Recording Speed : 1 X - 4 X
    Capacity : 79:59.74
    703 MB
    Additional Capacity : n/a
    Overburn Capacity : not tested
     
  7. jacobwall

    jacobwall Guest

    NisMax - saw your question about Memorex CD-RWs - I've been trying to write some; shoot, to do ANYTHING with some of the 4x CD-RWs, but they just aren't recognized in my drive. It finds CD-Rs fine, writes great otherwise. Is there some sort of speed compatibility issue with CD-RWs not being downwardly compatible? Think my CD-RW is a 40/10/40. Any info would be great, otherwise, they're going back to best buy tomorrow ...
     
  8. fallen_br

    fallen_br Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    @Nismax, Jacobwall: If your CDRWs are Memorex, try another brand, those are notoriously bad and a LOT of drives don't recognize them. Even those that do burn them very badly...
     
  9. NisMax

    NisMax Guest

    fallen_br, Thanks for the info. Wish I had known this before I bought these blasted things. At least I didn't get alot of them. Came in a 5 pack. So I guess I'll end up with 5 CDRW coasters. Woohoo! Any recommendations on GOOD CD-RWs??
     
  10. Tatiya

    Tatiya Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Coz I don't care much about cd-rw's quality I use them more or less as temporary storage. So I bought a disc form Imation just for fun. CMC yes I know, but this cd-rw has behaved nicely to me. They'll even manage 12X speed :)

    Manufacturer : CMC Magnetics
    Code : 97m26s65f
    Disc Type : CD-RW
    Usage : General
    Recording Layer : Phase Change
    Recording Speed : 4 X - 10 X
    Capacity : 75:00.00
    659 MB
    Additional Capacity : n/a
    Overburn Capacity : not tested


    Brand Memorex and I was experiencing some weird behaviour. The data vanished for couple of days. I tried to retrieve my lost data with Liteon , HP and Plextor writers could't find any trace it. After couple of days and they was find again. I bought 4 of them and two discs did have this behaviour, still using them thou...

    Manufacturer : Infodisc
    Code : 97m25s30f
    Disc Type : CD-RW
    Usage : General
    Recording Layer : Phase Change
    Recording Speed : 4 X - 10 X
    Capacity : 79:59.74
    703 MB
    Additional Capacity : n/a
    Overburn Capacity : not tested


    Maybe my best cd-rw will be this one,

    ATIP: 97m 32s 11f
    Disc Manufacturer: Prodisc Technology Inc.
    Reflective layer: Phase change
    Media type: CD-ReWritable
    Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. 4X
    nominal Capacity: 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f / LBA: 359849)

    , well over 1000 burns for sure. Brand Traxdata.

    ps . Nero couldn't identify the manufacturer so I used cdrinfo.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2002
  11. A_Klingon

    A_Klingon Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2001
    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    -->>> I don't use cd-rws that much... (why in the f* I own the domain then?) .. <<<--

    You could always change it to 'cd-lasse.org' couldn't you? :)

    -- mgb --
     

Share This Page